July 20, 2006

Landis wins 17th stage, Pereiro retains yellow jersey

MORZINE, France (Reuters) - American Floyd Landis won the
17th stage of the Tour de France, a 200.5-km ride from St Jean
de Maurienne to Morzine on Thursday.

Spaniard Oscar Pereiro Sio retained the overall leader's
yellow jersey.

Spaniard Carlos Sastre finished second on the stage, five
minutes and 42 seconds behind Landis. France's Christophe
Moreau took third, 5:58 off the pace.

Friday's 18th stage will be the last chance for the
secondary riders to take their share of the limelight before
Saturday's decisive time trial.