Tour de France 2019 Stage 17 Highlights: Pont du Gard – Gap

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welcome to highlights of stage 17 of the Tour de France here on GCM yesterday marked the penultimate spring stage at this year's race but it wasn't without its drama a little earlier on Jakov full sang hitting the deck with 27 cases ago and unfortunately he would be forced to abandon at the finish we had the expected bunch sprint Caleb Ewan coming from a long way back to outdo Viviani in Kiruna vagin and take his second win of the race and it was another day in yellow for this man Julien alle Philippe has now held that jersey for a total of 12 days in this race the most ready frenchman in fact since bernardino in 1985 his lead over garrett thomas remains one minute and 35 seconds while stephen cries bike is in third at 1 minute and 47 today it's another transitional stage as we head towards the alps 200 kilometers from pond de garde to gap not fat enough for the sprinters but not hilly enough for the GC riders and so this looked perfect for a breakaway just like yesterday temperatures were extremely high for everybody out there reaching 38 degrees celsius in places but unlike yesterday we had a lot of riders interested in making the early move and you can guess who started it can't you thomas de Ghent of lotto Sadao going flat out in the first kilometer of the stage in an effort to force a group clear and it would work a split soon emerged and 33 riders went up the road a long lived again we had some very strong riders in that group trenton van a vomit maluma coaster Paulette King Boston Hagen and Dylan Tunes to name but a few however they had to work hard to get up the road amongst the five teams who'd missed it with total direct energy and they were all to the front to start chasing however with the strength up front they were fighting a losing battle that gap continued to climb and eventually after 50k at racing they cut their losses and sat up at the intermediate sprint the gap was up to over five minutes there it was Andrea Pasquale on who took the 20 point again just edging out sterben to take second soon after the Vaughn – loomed large in a distance not a climb that features in this year's race but there are plenty of bigger mountains still to come as a welcome break from the scorching sunshine midway through the stage the gap between the break in the bunch had by this point ballooned to almost 30 minutes dick only quickstep were little to worry about up front it was only a matter of time though before we had our first attack from that group of 33 and it would come with 37 kilometres to go from bow Kamala ma nothing in the end came of that one but the group did soon split been king of team dimension data and Alexey Gujjar of age to our were followed by Thomas coins Greg when a Verma Matteo Trenton and Daniel loss amongst others it did require a huge effort as you can see here from the face of King but it was worth it for them they soon established a decent lead over what had become the second group on the road Thomas again amongst those missing outs here's a list of exactly who did make that front group Casper Aspen was the last man to make it across and probably surprised that he'd been given the freedoms day by his de Kooning quickstep team Trentino was a man on a mission today he put in another attack a few kilometers later and that one spell at the end of gujjars hopes of the stage win on the run to the final climb of the day things were stretching out even further and it was once again that man Trenton who was doing the damage in fact such was his form on the day that his third attack would distance everybody Perry Shaw was the French manner the lone coffered his rider chasing behind but a third of the way up that final climb Trenton Devon had already extended to over 20 seconds hurt on here looking to limit his losses 23 seconds by this point 33 seconds back to the group of Vannevar mark behind but there you can see Casper a scream who decided to chase alone try and catch up with the leaders by the top Trenton had amassed an advantage of almost 30 seconds and it looked as though a screen had left it too late the courts and past Paris Gianna would end up on his own about 29 seconds against a man of this class and experienced with me a tough one to close down the descent a little further behind the rest of the ride from the breakaway must already have realized that they were fighting it out for the minor places because Trenton had flown the nest there was going to be no catching him and such was his advantage in the end that he was able to sit up taking the applause of the crowd and celebrate in the closing few hundred meters this was to mark the third career stage win at the Tour de France and Matteo Trent's in the European champion and the fourth for Milton Scott in the current edition that was a tough old day in the saddle though almost 46 km/h average for 200 kilometers as Greene managed to hold on for second place on the day a credible ride for a man who's in his first full season as a pro behind it was Van avemar could win the sprint for third ahead of malama turns and easy Keely celebrations all round them for michdan Scott they'd come here to get on the final podium with Adam Yates but despite the disappointment from that point of view they've still had plenty to celebrate 29 taking it from as green van a Vermont monomer and tunes and rounding out the top 10 haters Harada of coffee dis the bunch would end up rolling in a full 20 minutes behind Trenton that across the line by yellow jerseys you-liang a la Philippe no change in the overall classification name still that one minute and 35 seconds Vantage for alle Philippe over Thomas cries Mike in third at 147 but still all to play for for the top six for the final victory in Paris tomorrow things get a bit spicy stage 18 is the first of a trio of high alpine stages and many are calling it the Queen stage there are four categorized climbs three of which go over 2,000 meters above sea level the code of our code is wah and finally the highest point of the stage the cordage Olivier a 23 K climb which peaks at two thousand six hundred and twenty-two meters above sea level join us again tomorrow for all of the action don't forget to subscribe to GCN Racing if you haven't done so already and also click on the bell icon so you receive a notification every time we upload a new video


33 Comments

Thomas B. · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Thx GCN, your summaries are by far the best…👍

Adonis Top of Men · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

fantastic …….

J Helms · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Subbed just because of this video. Brilliant! Like cool water to a parched throat. Many thanks!

Road Bike · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Bravo guys. This is how it should be done: Cyclists commenting Cyclists.

Suabro Boro · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Riding in 38 degree Celsius is something awful

SolotaroffsPencil · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Bummer that there is no break-down of the Luke Rowe, Tony Martin expulsion.

Dan. P. · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

I would've liked to see Peter Sagan go in the break away on this stage

ItsDG · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Yes! GCN listens! Dan is back

HEAVYWALL 70 · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

I love we got yet another first time winner
This stage was called out as a breakaway stage and that it was
No drama with the yellow jersey but still a good watch
Again Gcn , great summary
You’ve set the bar high !

Andy Miller · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

No coverage of the Rowe Martin tussle?

Charlie Dillon · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Trentin is a BEAST! Great all rounder! Glad he's on MTS and can break through to all the English speaking fanbase! We've been watching!!

yemane taekeste · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

10Nk.you..very..much..clear..nice..pure.

TicoTimeCR · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Jumbo-Visma published the joint post-expulsion interview video with Martin & Rowe. Both riders admit to wrong-doing. Too harsh of a penalty? Perhaps. No video released yet on what Rowe did though, so I'm reserving judgement.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bldn6Phc7T4

JADE 4 · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Well done Dan, we’ll done !

Taffy Ducks · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

It looks like they are out to help a frenchman win at all costs. Geraint thomas has suffered from several so called accidents and Martin taking out Luke Rowe was so blatantly obvious.

Riding Home · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Who better than former Pros can report on pro Racing? Well done GCN team, you are nailing it! 4 Stage victories for the MTS squad, it says a lot about the depth of this Team.

PL MacFitz · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Best TdF stage coverage by a long shot! Chapeau GCN!

Paul Marson · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

What a race from Trentin…such an underrated rider.

John S · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

The judges decision was in no way intended to benefit the French riders challenging for GC. Just in case you thought any different.

Marc Serre · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

toujours aussi concis et bien présenté. Nicely done.

Savage Poet · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

watts in a name: Allez-Philippe

Robert Vander Voort · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Great job with the highlights. Very well put together, clearly and concise.

Wietze · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Please stop with showing the highlights of the day before. If you care you can watch that video, if you don't, you don't watch it.

Zygmunt The Cacao Kakistocrat · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Well done Dan, clear and concise and well spoken. I might resubscribe if you keep on going like this.

jessica vasquez · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Does anyone know any channels on YouTube or any websites that stream replays of the stages?

Steve Atwood · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

well done, Don, on the highlights!

TheSeppentoni · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Why is the other guy with the yellow shirt still in the lead when on this stage he's not even in the front of the field? shouldn't he lost time like crazy when so many are before him?

Hans de Groot · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Great highlights video of this stage. Thanks for sharing.

1777DK · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Their avg. speed is a number closer to my age, and vice versa … 😂

Jem Jones · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Well done Dan and the team!

Savage Poet · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

The fight between Luke and Martin, come on Dan, you're holding back, I'm losing faith

BhavaSindh · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Could anyone help with the meaning of "GC" as in "GC riders". This English acronym is unknown to be and I can't seem to find an explanation on Google.

BTW: Great show by GCN as always!

Harkrit S. Nagpal · July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Col du Galibier, A 23K climb which peaks at 2642m 2622m😊

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