Giro stage 17: Pirazzi escapes to glory

Stage 17: Sarnonico to Vittorio Veneto, 208km

Coming immediately after yesterday’s brutal queen stage, today was always going to be a day of recuperation for the overall contenders and the sprinters who’ve stuck it out over the climbs. Sure enough, winner Stefano Pirazzi escaped from a massive breakaway to take glory, with the peloton rolling in over 15 minutes down. Continue reading