Giro 2019: Nans Peters solos to victory in stage 17, Richard Carapaz extends lead

Nans Peters wins the 17th stage in the Giro solo-style. The Frenchman is the strongest rider in a breakaway of eighteen men, while Richard Carapaz and Mikel Landa gain time on their rivals in the last climb. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 17th stage Giro d’Italia 2019

1. Nans Peters (fra)
2. Esteban Chaves (col) + 1.34
3. Davide Formolo (ita) + 1.51
4. Fausto Masnada (ita) s.t.
5. Krists Neilands (lat) s.t.
6. Tanel Kangert (est) + 2.02
7. Valerio Conti (ita) + 2.08
8. Gianluca Brambilla (ita) s.t.
9. Chris Hamilton (aus) + 2.22
10. Andrea Vendrame (ita) + 2.34

22. Hugh Carthy (gbr) + 4.43
23. Bauke Mollema (nld) + 4.46
25. Primoz Roglic (slo) s.t.
26. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) s.t.
29. Simon Yates (gbr) + 5.06
30. Pavel Sivakov (rus) + 5.09
31. Ilnur Zakarin (rus) s.t.
38. Rafal Majka (pol) + 5.47
39. Jan Polanc (slo) + 5.53

GC after stage 17
1. Richard Carapaz (ecu)
2. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 1.54
3. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 2.16
4. Mikel Landa (spa) + 3.03
5. Bauke Mollema (nld) + 5.07
6. Miguel Ángel López (col) + 6.17
7. Rafal Majka (pol) + 6.48
8. Simon Yates (gbr) + 7.13
9. Pavel Sivakov (rus) + 8.21
10. Davide Formolo (ita) + 8.59

11. Jan Polanc (slo) + 9.20
12. Ilnur Zakarin (rus) + 10.32
13. Hugh Carthy (gbr) + 14.42

Race report
Attacks are flying from the start. Chaves, Bouwman, De Gendt, Vendrame, Peters, Masnada, Antunes, De La Parte, Kangert, Neilands, Maestri and Conci open up a gap on the Passo della Mendola, while Brambilla, Conti, Jungels, Bakelants, Hamilton (Chris) and Formolo go after them to bridge across in the descent.

Bakelants goes solo on the climb to Elvas, while De Gendt and Neilands go after him on the ascent to Terento. Brambilla, Masnada, Antunes, Conti, Formolo, Peters and Hamilton track down the two chasers and they rejoin Bakelants. Conci jumps across in the descent before all leaders regroup in the valley.

Peters goes solo with 15 kilometers remaining. He opens up a gap of 1 minute before Chaves, Neilands and Conti go after him on the final climb, but without success.

Landa strikes in the main group and Carthy bridges across. The Spaniard drops the young Briton, while Carapaz senses a moment of weakness in Nibali and leaves him behind. Roglic can’t follow either.

Once again, the Movistar-riders put time into their rivals. Carapaz leads the overal almost 2 minutes ahead of Nibali and Roglic is 2.16 minutes in arrears. Landa is closing in on the podium as he sits 47 seconds behind the Slovenian.

Another interesting read: route 17th stage 2019 Giro d’Italia.

Giro d’Italia 2019 stage 17: routes, profiles, more

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