- - Giro d'Italia 2024 Stage 17

Giro d’Italia 2024 Stage 17

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Georg Steinhauser (EF Education-EasyPost) took an impressive win in stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia today, soloing to victory on the Passo Brocon summit finish, crossing the line almost a minute and a half ahead of his closest rival race leader Tadej Pogačar.

Nairo Quintana (Movistar), Julian Alaphilippe (Soudal Quick-Step), Attila Valter (Visma-Lease a Bike), Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious), Giulio Pellizzari (VF Group-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè) and Steinhauser were amongst the day’s early breakaway group, with Pellizzari scooping up King of the Mountains points, including over the top of the Passo Rolle, which substituted as the “Cima Coppi” following rerouting of Tuesday’s stage.

The escapees never opened up more than a modest advantage over the peloton, with Pogačar keen to keep them in sight. Indeed, it wasn’t long before most of the group was reined in, leaving just Steinhauser and Ghebriegzabhier out front alone for a few kilometers, before the former commenced his winning move.

The Giro continues tomorrow, with the final transition stage before a double-whammy weekend with two decisive climbing stages on tap Friday and Saturday.

The 178-kilometer 18th stage from Fiera di primiero to Padova is relatively straightforward, with some hilly terrain and one fourth-category climb that should produce the day’s main breakaway in the opening hour.

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