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Victory for Valverde!

news19.07.2012Stage 17- Bagnères-de-Luchon / Peyragudes


Alejandro Valverde has got what he was working for: a stage win in the Tour de France. It's the third time since 2005 that he's won a stage of this race. He beats Froome by 18".

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Many elements may be
decided but glory is...

For days now, the focus has been on how the Pyrenees would influence the race for overall honours but stage 18 is different. Even the race leader Bradley Wiggins...

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Valverde: We had to fight
some bad luck

Crashes in the first put many out of contention for a good result in the general classification but the Tour offers consolation rewards that can still conjure a lot...

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Wiggins: I allowed myself
to think that I've...

The race leader had to manage the enthusiasm of a team-mate who believed it might have been possible to win the stage. But Brad Wiggins admitted after the 17th...

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Stage 17 Bagnères-de-Luchon / Bagnères-de-Luchon

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