Giro d’Italia 2016 : Stage 17 – Kluge upsets the sprinters

The sprinters had hoped that this stage would finally offer some respite from the punishing climbing of the last few days – and it did. However, even then the Giro contrived to ruin their day, with the fast finishers pipped to the post by a thoroughly impressive Roger Kluge (IAM Cycling) attack in the final half-kilometre. He held off the charge from behind to take his maiden major victory. All of the general classification riders managed to finish safely in the bunch, meaning Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) holds his comfortable lead in the maglia rosa.
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