Giro d’Italia 2016 : Stage 18 – Trentin escapes to victory

For the fifth consecutive day at the Giro d’Italia, a rider has won one of its stages for the very first time. Today’s stage 18, it was the turn of home hero Matteo Trentin (Etixx-Quick Step), who took victory after escaping into the day’s big breakaway. For the general classification riders, it was a case of the calm before Friday’s mountainous storm, with the pink jersey Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) crossing the line alongside the other contenders almost a quarter-of-an-hour after Trentin had given his victory salute.
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