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Pierre Rolland seals fairy tale stage 17 win, Dumoulin holds pink

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Pierre Rolland (Cannondale-Drapac) claimed a much awaited victory on a thrilling finale of the stage 17 at the Giro d’Italia. 

Rolland broke away with Matej Mohoric (UAE Team Emirates) and Pavel Brutt (Gazprom-RusVelo) at the start of the day and spent virtually the entire stage at the front, eventually being joined by a leading group of 25, none of whom were in GC contention.

Several riders tried to attack, including Rui Costa and Tejay van Garderen, but they could not make it stick. Rolland then seized his chance and finished 23 seconds ahead of Costa for his first Giro stage victory.

Victory means he is the only active French rider to have won stages on both the Tour de France and Giro.

“I’m so happy, I’ve waited for this moment for a long time,” Rolland said at the finish. “It’s never easy to manage a big (breakaway) group like today, it’s like a lottery.”


Giro d’Italia 2017 – stage 17 results (Tirano – Canazei):

1 Pierre Rolland (Cannondale-Drapac)

5:42:56

2 Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates)

+24”

3 Gorka Izagirre (Movistar)

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4 Rory Sutherland (Movistar)

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5 Matteo Busato (Wilier Triestina)

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6 Dries Devenyns (Quick-Step Floors)

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7 Felix Gro§schartner (CCC Sprandi Polkowice)

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8 Omar Fraile (Dimension Data)

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9 Michael Woods (Cannondale-Drapac)

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10 Julien Bernard (Trek-Segafredo)

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11 Julen Amezqueta (Wilier Triestina)

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12 Maxime Monfort (Lotto Soudal)

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13 Tejay Van Garderen (BMC)

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14 Laurens De Plus (Quick-Step Floors)

+27”

15 Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates)

+1’02”

16 Jacques Janse van Rensburg (Dimension Data)

+1’18”

17 Enrico Barbin (Bardiani CSF)

+2’14”

18 Jan Barta (Bora-hansgrohe)

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19 Daniel Teklehaimanot (Dimension Data)

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20 Branislau Samoilau (CCC Sprandi Polkowice)

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General classification after stage 17:

1 Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)

76:05:38

2 Nairo Quintana (Movistar)

+31”

3 Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)

+01’12”

4 Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)

+02’38”

5 Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin)

+02’40”

6 Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R)

+03’05”

7 Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)

+03’49”

8 Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)

+04’35”

9 Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNl-Jumbo)

+06’20”

10 Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates)

+06’33”

11 Adam Yates (Orica-Scott)

+07’00”

12 Maxime Monfort (Lotto Soudal)

+07’16”

13 Davide Formolo (Cannondale-Drapac)

+07’17”

14 Andrey Amador (Movistar)

+11’29”

15 Dario Cataldo (Astana)

+13’26”

16 Jan Hirt (CCC Sprandi Polkowice)

+19’02”

17 Sébastien Reichenbach (FDJ)

+25’20”

18 Patrick Konrad (Bora-hansgrohe)

+26’50”

19 Hubert Dupont (AG2R)

+28’27”

20 Simone Petilli (UAE Team Emirates)

+29’07”