Tour de France 2013 Stage 17 Results: Winner, Leaderboard and Highlights

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Tour de France 2013 Stage 17 Results: Winner, Leaderboard and Highlights
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In one of the most exciting time trial stages of the race thus far, it was Team Sky’s Chris Froome (51 minutes, 33 seconds) who won his third portion of the 2013 Tour de France by taking Stage 17 with a nine-second advantage over second-place finisher Alberto Contador (51:42).

Froome retains the overall lead in the general classification and yellow jacket once again by winning the 20-mile trial, furthering his lead to 4:34 over Contador.

As the Tour de France continues, expect the battle between Froome and Contador to become even more intense. Neither man wants to lose.

While the field has closed in on the overall leader, the race is now heading toward the mountains where Froome has been dominant.

With all the momentum on his side because of his three stage victories thus far, look for the British star to continue holding the yellow jersey while fending off Contador.

This year’s race is Froome’s to lose.

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Spanish star Joaquim Rodriguez (51:43) also had a stellar run on the Stage 17 time trial and managed to finish in third place overall. Additionally, Roman Kreuziger (51:56) raced well on Wednesday and brought home the fourth-place finish.

Alejandro Valverde finished fifth with a time of 52:03, and the best American finisher was Andrew Talansky, who ended up in ninth place with a very respectable time of 53:14.

Despite the hard work shown by the stars of the sport on Stage 17, the cyclists will be back in action Thursday for the next mountain portion of the race. Stage 18 travels from Gap to Alpe d'Huez in a 172.5-kilometer (107-mile) trip through the beautiful visuals in the Alps.

The cyclists will face three mountain stages in a row, and this is where the champions separate themselves from the field.

Stage 17 Standings

Place   Name   Time   Time Gap   Age  
1 GBR Christopher FROOME 00:51:33 00:00:00 28
2 ESP Alberto CONTADOR 00:51:42 00:00:09 30
3 ESP Joaquim RODRIGUEZ OLIVER 00:51:43 00:00:10 34
4 CZE Roman KREUZIGER 00:51:56 00:00:23 27
5 ESP Alejandro VALVERDE 00:52:03 00:00:30 33
6 COL Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS 00:52:44 00:01:11 23
7 POL Michal KWIATKOWSKI 00:53:06 00:01:33 23
8 DEN Jakob FUGLSANG 00:53:07 00:01:34 28
9 USA Andrew TALANSKY 00:53:14 00:01:41 24
10 USA Tejay VAN GARDEREN 00:53:24 00:01:51 24

Overall Standings

Place   Name   Time   Time Gap   Team  
1 GBR Christopher FROOME 66:07:09 00:00:00 SKY
2 ESP Alberto CONTADOR 66:11:43 00:04:34 TST
3 CZE Roman KREUZIGER 66:12:00 00:04:51 TST
4 NED Bauke MOLLEMA 66:13:32 00:06:23 BEL
5 COL Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS 66:14:07 00:06:58 MOV
6 ESP Joaquim RODRIGUEZ OLIVER 66:14:30 00:07:21 KAT
7 NED Laurens TEN DAM 66:15:32 00:08:23 BEL
8 DEN Jakob FUGLSANG 66:16:05 00:08:56 AST
9 POL Michal KWIATKOWSKI 66:18:19 00:11:10 OPQ
10 IRL Daniel MARTIN 66:19:59 00:12:50 GRS

Full results and standings at NBC Sports.

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