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Tour de France rookie Primoz Roglic wins Stage 17

Tour de France rookie Primoz Roglic wins Stage 17

Speeding downhill at 45 mph on unprotected Alpine roads, Tour de France rookie Primoz Roglic scaled the race’s highest peak and then barreled down the other side while holding off the competition on the famed Galibier climb to win Stage 17 on Wednesday.

Chris Froome consolidated his overall lead as Fabio Aru lost touch with the three-time champion’s group on the punishing gradients of the Galibier. The mountain pass rises to 8,668 feet in altitude, with the thinning air compounding the effort for the riders.

Froome finished 1 minute and 13 seconds after Roglic in a group with Rigoberto Uran and Romain Bardet, who climbed to second and third overall, respectively. Aru dropped...

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