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Summary - Stage 18 - Tour de France 2017

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Warren Barguil claimed his second stage victory and the fifth for French riders at col d'Izoard (2360m) after passing Darwin Atapuma on Colombia's national day. Chris Froome retained the yellow jersey albeit losing four seconds onto Romain Bardet who is again the runner up.

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“For sure it would have been amazing to have won on the most iconic climb of the race but my goal is the yellow jersey. If I reach Paris in yellow, I'll have no regret, even if I don't have a stage win. The hardest part of the Tour is behind now. We passed the Pyrenees and now the Alps. Rigo [berto Uran] is definitely my biggest threat. From the GC riders he's the next strongest time trialist and he's only 29 seconds down. I imagine he'll be the guy to look at for in Marseille.”

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“I'm pretty happy. I had much better legs than yesterday. I didn't lose that much time. I'm more confident after today. There are still some hard stages to go. We'll see how the TT goes too. I'm excited about the TT. I like TTs. I'm in a good position for the white jersey but we still need to be careful.”

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“Today we did a great work with the team. We gave it all. We've tried to win this stage. But it's a second place at the end that has the same meaning as a stage win for me. I was racing flat out knowing that the whole Colombia was paralyzed today with everyone watching the Tour and having a huge party for our national day.”

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“It's hard to realize. I attacked because I wanted to gain one spot on CG by passing Alberto Contador. I kept going when I dropped him off but I wasn't sure how many riders were still at the front. When I caught Tony Gallopin I thought he was the last one, then I found out that Atapuma was ahead. It came back to my mind that I didn't manage to beat him at the Tour de Suisse last year, so I wanted to take my revenge. To win here is exceptional. Firstly I want to enjoy the polka dot jersey...

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I gave it my all. I thought I was going to choke on the line. I made it on mental strength. We put our stamp on the race, we played a major role. I gave it my all, I knew the ascent well, I knew that beyond 2,000 metres, with all my efforts, it was going to hurt. It would have been ideal to make it back on Warren. But it was a super victory for him, amply deserved. In the years to come, several Frenchmen will go for victory in the Tour. I played it cute, I tried to make believe I was not...

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In recent years, col d'Aubisque (2007), col du Tourmalet (2010) and col du Galibier (2011) have hosted extraordinary stage finishes whereas the Tour de France usually crests those summits and proceed to another destination. It's a mission to logistically organize stage finishes atop those legendary climbs. They aren't ski resorts but natural beauties. This year, it's the turn of the Izoard as the Grande Boucle celebrates the 40th anniversary of Bernard Thévenet's second victory. In...

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Presentation - Stage 18 - Tour de France 2017

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