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24 May 2017

Rolland wins stage 17 of the Giro 100. Dumoulin retains the Maglia Rosa

The French rider Pierre Rolland (Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team) solo’d to won the 219km TiranoCanazei (Val di Fassa), 17th stage of the 100th Giro d’Italia. (UAE Team Emirates) and Gorka Izaguirre (Movistar Team) finished second and third.

Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) remains the race General Classification leader, wearing the Maglia Rosa.

FINAL RESULT
1 – Pierre Rolland (Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team) – 219km in 5h42’56″, average speed 38.316km/h
2 – Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (UAE Team Emirates) at 24″
3 – Gorka Izaguirre (Movistar Team) s.t.

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)
2 – Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) at 31″
3 – Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain – Merida) at 1’12”
4 – Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) at 2’38”
5 – Ilnur Zakarin (Team Katusha Alpecin) at 2’40”

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Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner Pierre Rolland said: “I’m so happy. I’ve waited for this moment for such a long time. I had a complicated season last year. I’ve had to try many times to get the victory I was looking for. I was in the first breakaway today but it was a good decision to let it go and wait for the next attack after two climbs. At the end it was a question of courage. I caught the right moment. It’s a huge relief.”

The race leader Tom Dumoulin said: “I virtually lost the Maglia Rosa today but we were never worried. We just had to chase harder than we expected. I knew other teams would stress for their jerseys, and come to help. But they waited very long to pull. It was their decision. Polanc passed a few riders on GC. My boys did an amazing job and my jersey is safe.”

JERSEYS

Maglia Rosa (pink), general classification leader, sponsored by Enel – Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)

Maglia Ciclamino (cyclamen), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Segafredo – Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors)

Maglia Azzurra (blue), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – Mikel Landa Meana (Team Sky)

Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Eurospin – Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)

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