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

Last Updated May 23 2018, 15:17Other Sports
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.

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