Lotto NL-Jumbo rider Primoz Roglic of Slovenia wins the stage. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
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Former champion ski-jumper Primoz Roglic took a sensational solo victory on the mountainous 183-kilometer 17th stage of the Tour de France Wednesday. Chris Froome came home third to stretch his overall lead to 27 seconds as Rigoberto Uran moved up to second and Fabio Aru dropped to fourth, with Romain Bardet remaining third. Froome also took four bonus seconds for finishing third to help increase his lead, and he revealed he was congratulated by French President Emmanuel Macron at the finish.Aru came in 31sec later to drop to fourth at 53sec ahead of Thursday's second straight Alpine stage with its brutal finish at the summit of the imposing Col d'Izoard.German sprint king Marcel Kittel pulled out before the halfway point of the stage after crashing in the first 20km.
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