The current King of the Mountains has proven he’s also king of stage 17. This victory du jour marks a second stage win for Poland’s Rafal Majka, as he remains in polka dots another day.
This Tour’s shortest stage by no means any easier, it saw no change to the GC top six– except nearly one more minute of lead time for le maillot jaune. And Italy moves that much closer to Paris. Of all the riders who won’t be there, I’m sorry to see Simon Gerrans added to that list.