Finhaut-Emosson (Switzerland) July 20 (IANS) Russian rider Ilnur Zakarin won Wednesday’s Stage 17 of the 2016 Tour de France cycling tournament, a 184.5 kilometre (115 mile) mountainous run from Berne to Finhaut-Emosson.
The Team Katusha rider completed the stage in four hours, 36 minutes and 33 seconds, reports Efe.
He was followed, 0:00:55 later, by Colombian Jarlinson Pantano (IAM Cycling) and 0:01:26 later by Polish rider Rafal Majka (Tinkoff).
Briton Chris Froome (Team Sky) retained the yellow jacket and extended his lead in the overall individual time classifications by 0:01:47.
Dutch rider Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) ranked second place overall, 0:02:27 behind Froome.
Briton, Adam Yates (Orica-Bikeexchange) ranked third place, 0:02:53 behind the leader.
Thursday’s Stage 18 of the Tour features a 17km (10.5 mile) mountain time trial from Sallanches to Megeve.