Giro d’Italia 2024: Pogacar pulls further ahead but day belongs to Steinhauser

Giro d’Italia 2024: Pogacar pulls further ahead but day belongs to Steinhauser

22-May-2024 16:07:26 | The Guardian

  • Tadej Pogacar finishes second to extend his massive lead
  • Georg Steinhauser wins stage 17 after soloing clear of field

Germany’s Georg Steinhauser halted the race leader Tadej Pogacar’s streak of stage wins at the Giro d’Italia with a solo victory on Wednesday after a day of incessant climbing.

Steinhauser (EF Education-EasyPost) went alone on the first climb of the Brocon Pass with just over 30km of the 159km 17th stage remaining, and he continued to open up a sizeable gap over Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier. With the peloton showing no real urgency in giving chase, the 22-year-old Grand Tour debutant Steinhauser powered up the second climb of Brocon Pass in steady rain to take the victory.

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