Simon Yates retains the overall lead in the Giro d'Italia

Simon Yates
Simon Yates

Simon Yates retained the overall lead in the Giro d'Italia as Elia Viviani claimed his fourth stage win of the race on Wednesday.

Quick-Step Floors' Viviani won the 155km stage 17 from Riva del Garda to Iseo in a damp sprint finish, with Ireland's Sam Bennett of Bora-Hansgrohe forced to settle for second place after finding himself briefly boxed out on the final straight.

There was no change at the top of the general classification, in which Mitchelton-Scott's Yates leads by 56 seconds from defending champion Tom Dumoulin of Team Sunweb.

Italian Domenico Pozzovivo of Bahrain-Merida is third, three minutes and 11 seconds down, putting him 39 seconds ahead of Team Sky's Chris Froome in fourth place.

Like what you've read?
Help your friends Know It All by sharing this article to your social media.

Most Read

Get all the latest football gossip from the day's back pages
1

Paper Talk: Rodgers the Fox

Could Brendan Rodgers be returning to the Premier League? That's one of the stories in Wednesday's back pages.

Check out our latest daily racing preview2

Wednesday's racing preview

James Street can make a winning handicap debut at Lingfield on Wednesday, according to Anita Chambers who has a tip for every race at every meeting.

3

Daily Nap: Quarenta gold

Matt Brocklebank fancies an improving chaser from Jonjo O'Neill's yard to follow up a recent win at Newbury on Wednesday.

Fejiri Okenabirhie celebrates his goal for Shrewsbury at Stoke in the FA Cup4

FA Cup replays: Stoke stunned

Stoke stunned as Shrewsbury stage fightback, Sheff Wednesday and Newcastle advance - we review Tuesday's FA Cup replays.

Mark Allen5

Masters Snooker: Results & schedule

The draw, schedule, results and odds from the 2019 Dafabet Masters, which will take place from January 13-20 at Alexandra Palace in London.

Most Read

Get all the latest football gossip from the day's back pages
1

Paper Talk: Rodgers the Fox

Could Brendan Rodgers be returning to the Premier League? That's one of the stories in Wednesday's back pages.

Check out our latest daily racing preview2

Wednesday's racing preview

James Street can make a winning handicap debut at Lingfield on Wednesday, according to Anita Chambers who has a tip for every race at every meeting.

3

Daily Nap: Quarenta gold

Matt Brocklebank fancies an improving chaser from Jonjo O'Neill's yard to follow up a recent win at Newbury on Wednesday.

Fejiri Okenabirhie celebrates his goal for Shrewsbury at Stoke in the FA Cup4

FA Cup replays: Stoke stunned

Stoke stunned as Shrewsbury stage fightback, Sheff Wednesday and Newcastle advance - we review Tuesday's FA Cup replays.

Mark Allen5

Masters Snooker: Results & schedule

The draw, schedule, results and odds from the 2019 Dafabet Masters, which will take place from January 13-20 at Alexandra Palace in London.

Racing Tips

Check out our latest daily racing preview

Wednesday's racing preview

James Street can make a winning handicap debut at Lingfield on Wednesday, according to Anita Chambers who has a tip for every race at every meeting.

Daily Nap: Quarenta gold

Matt Brocklebank fancies an improving chaser from Jonjo O'Neill's yard to follow up a recent win at Newbury on Wednesday.

Presenting Percy is clear in the RSA

Paul Ferguson: Five to Follow

Paul Ferguson, editor of the Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide, reveals five horses on his March shortlist.

Next Race Off

08:30 Hyderabad
1
(7)
Adoria
J: Surya Prakash
8
(10)
Diesis Dream
J: Gaurav Singh
3
(9)
Love Machine
J: Deepak Singh

Football Tips

Download for Free our latest Sky Bet Championship Podcast

LISTEN NOW: Championship Podcast

Tune into the latest Sporting Life Sky Bet Championship Podcast as we discuss Spy Gate and Stoke and Forest's new managers.

Get your bets on!

Our best bets

Check out all of our available betting tips and previews of the forthcoming sporting action.

Aux Ptits Soins streaks clear at Cheltenham

Sporting Life Tipping Record

A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed in January 2019.