Tour de France. Stage 17. Sixth place for Gorka Izagirre after breakaway effort together with Omar Fraile
After Jakob Fuglsang and Luis Leon Sanchez left the Tour de France yesterday, the remaining Astana riders showed their fighting mentality today on stage 17, initially making it in the breakaway with three riders. Gorka Izagirre, Omar Fraile and Magnus Cort took off right from the start. Due to a puncture, Cort had to drop back to the peloton, but Fraile and Izagirre created a huge time gap with the pack together with the 31 other escapees. Many riders attacked in today’s final, with Gorka Izagirre making it in a select group. In the end, Matteo Trentin attacked and finished solo, taking the stage win. Gorka Izagirre finished sixth.