Home » News » Road » 2011 Tour de France stage 17 photos by Graham Watson 2011 Tour de France stage 17 photos by Graham WatsonBy VeloNews.com Published Jul. 20, 2011 With the break up the road, the peloton settled in for a day of climbing, but it was clear the big fight would come at the end. Col de MontgenèvreWith the break up the road, the peloton settled in for a day of climbing, but it was clear the big fight would come at the end.BOASSON ESCAPE 1Europcar at workEuropcar gets to work to protect their guy in yellow.Sky's optionsSky put two riders in the big break.VoecklerDespite a couple of unnerving bobbles on the final descent, Voeckler managed to save his jersey … for another day, at least.The breakIt took two tries and more than 50k before the day’s break formed.RocheRoche tried to bridge to the break. He got close, but didn’t quite make it.Chase dutyEuropcar spent much of the day working to protect Voeckler’s hold on yellow.EvansEvans put the pressure on the favorites on the day’s final climb.The chasing trioDe Weert, Roche and Hoogerland try to bridge.Perez MorenoPerez Moreno attacked on the climb to Sestrières, but was caught on the Côte de Pramartino.Heading to a showdownLampre sets tempo as teams jockey for position in the charge to the final climb.BMCBMC took command of the peloton early on the Côte de Pramartino.TOUR DE FRANCE - STAGE SEVENTEEN2011 Tour de France, stage 17DanielsonDanielson holds on to a spot in the top 10Contador, Schleck and VoecklerContador attacked and Andy Schleck and Voeckler were the first to react.Frank SchleckFrank Schleck ups the tempo on the final climb.If at first ...On the heels of a disappointing second-place finish on Tuesday, Boasson Hagen came right back and won on Wednesday.Voeckler Voeckler is having a terrific run in yellow. When will it come to an end? Will it?Cavendish in greenCavendish his holding on to a nice lead in the points competition.