November 28, 2022

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Slovenian Bucacar wins stage 17 of Tour de France

Emirates’ Slovenian Tate Bocachar won the 130km stage of the Tour de France between Saint-Gaudens and Berragaud in the Pyrenees, unable to close the gap on Danish leader Jonas Wingard. , because the latter took second place at the same time.
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Slovenia’s Dadi Bocachar, champion of the last two editions, won the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France, which stretches 130km between Saint-Gaudens and Berragot in the Pyrenees, unable to close the Danish gap. The leader was Jonas Wingard, as the latter took second place at the same time.

After becoming the second rider to win two stages in the 109th edition of the famous Tour de France alongside Belgian Vodt van Aert, Buchacher increased his wins to 3, but the gap between him and Wingard was reduced to 4 seconds. It was a bonus awarded to the winner of the stage, and two minutes and 18 seconds before the 4 stages at the end of the race.

The 23-year-old Slovenian claimed his ninth victory at the French Tour, making his third appearance, overtaking Weingegaard and American Brandon McNulty in the final meters to finish third, 32 seconds behind the title holder. Britain’s Geraint Thomas finished fourth by one minute and seven seconds, which dropped him back in the standings by 4.56 minutes instead of 2.43 this year.

Colombian Nairo Quintana is logically out of the race for his first Tour de France title and third major title after the Giro in 2014 and the Vuelta a la Spain in 2016. Fourth in the rankings and Vengekart. The leader went to 7.35 minutes instead of 4.15.

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Riders stay in the Pyrenees on Thursday’s 143.5km final mountain pass between Lourdes and Hodakam.

Overall standings of the top five places in the Tour de France:

• Danish Jonas Veingegaard 67:35.54 hrs

• Slovenian Tate Bocagar: 2:18 minutes

Britain’s Geraint Thomas: 4:56 minutes

• Nairo Quintana of Colombia, 7:35 minutes ahead

• David Godot, 7:57 minutes behind