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ILnur Zakarin Wins Tour de France

Russia’s ILnur Zakarin won the 184.5m 17th stage from Bern to Finhaut-Emosson in Switzerland heading Jarlinson Pantano of Columbia. Zakarin was a part of an 11-man breakaway, which finally went away after 75km of break-neck racing at the beginning of the day. The second pack of eight formed a chase groups before the three of those bridged over to the leaders to make a 14-strong breakaway.

Things began to change when the peloton, which has been riding at 52km/h, slowed up considerably and the leaders began to stretch out their lead to a maximum of just over 13 minutes by the time the final two climbs. At this stage, people were sure that the win or loss with a 13km first category climb preceding a 10km hours category one and only 7km of downhill between the two to gain some respite.

As soon as the peloton hit the floor, the Col de Forclaz, the penultimate climb, Quintana Movistar set the pace. On the top, it was the Astana team of Italian Fabio Aru pushing the tempo. However, when the race got to the business end, Froome black-shirted Sky teammates have taken control. Zakarin joined Pantano and Poland’s Rafal Majka once the final climb began.

Zakarin was restless at the end but he was too happy and satisfied. He believed that he gave his best on the final day and result is not a surprise to him because he knew he gave his 100% hard work.

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ILnur Zakarin Wins Tour de France

Russia’s ILnur Zakarin won the 184.5m 17th stage from Bern to Finhaut-Emosson in Switzerland heading Jarlinson Pantano of Columbia. Zakarin was a part of an 11-man breakaway, which finally went ...