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Jul 20, 2011 8:42 PM by Lee Douglas

Tour de France hits the Alps

PINEROLO, Italy (AP) - Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway won the 17th stage of the Tour de France on the first of three days in the Alps. It's the second victory for Boasson Hagen and the fourth for Norway in this year's race.

Thomas Voeckler retained the yellow jersey, but lost time after riding off course on the final descent.

The Frenchman lost 27 seconds to second-place Cadel Evans and is 1 minute, 18 seconds ahead of the Australian.

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