Dan Martin wins Giro d'Italia stage 17, Egan Bernal suffers but keeps GC lead
May 26 2021 11:18 pm CET

Dan Martin wins Giro d'Italia stage 17, Egan Bernal suffers but keeps GC lead
Dan Martin wins Giro d'Italia stage 17, Egan Bernal suffers but keeps GC lead
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Dan Martin (Israel Start Up Nation) has taken the win of the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia. Egan Bernal (Ineos-Grenadiers) suffered on the last climb but retains the GC lead.

The stage of the day was 166 kilometres long and featured one climb of the third category, and two of the first, including the mountain finish.

After many attempts of a breakaway, eight riders managed to escape, including Geoffrey Bouchard, Dries De Bondt and Pieter Serry and they were later joined by a new group that included Gianni Moscon, Dan Martin. This group got a gap of more than four minutes with the pack.

The penultimate climb of the day made all the groups smaller. With 43 kilometres to go, Martin accelerated from the front and took Moscon and Antonio Pedrero with him while behind there was a crash that involved Remco Evenepoel, Giulio Ciccone and Vincenzo Nibali, among others.

On the last climb of the day, the Irishman made a new move and this time went on by himself. Meanwhile, the pace of the pack left struggling behind riders like Aleksandr Vlasov.

With three kilometres to go, Joao Almeida made a move and metres later was followed by Simon Yates and GC leader Egan Bernal stayed at his wheel. A kilometre later, Bernal seemed to struggle and Yates continued on his own.

The Colombian was supported by his teammate and fellow countryman Daniel Martinez and they were later joined by Damiano Caruso, Pello Bilbao and Pedrero. Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation) managed to cross the finish line by himself, completing like this, victories in all three Grand Tours.

Almeida arrived to the finish in the second position and was followed by Yates. Bernal lost 53 minutes to the Briton of Bike Exchange and continued on the lead of the General Classification.








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