Tour de France rookie Primoz Roglic wins Stage 17

Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, and Italy's Fabio Aru, in tricolor jersey, follow Team Sky riders Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski, front, and Spain's Mikel Nieve, in second position, as they set the pace for Froome when climbing Croix de Fer pass during the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 183 kilometers (113.7 miles) with start in La Mure and finish in Serre-Chevalier, France, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Tour de France rookie Primoz Roglic scaled the Tour de France's highest peak and then barreled down the other side while holding off the competition on the famed Galibier climb to win Stage 17

BRIANCON, France — Speeding downhill at 75 kph (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.

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.

Froome finished just over a minute after Roglic in a group with Rigoberto Uran and Romain Bardet, who climbed to second and third overall. Aru dropped from second to fourth.

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