Georg Steinhauser (EF Education – EasyPost) has won Stage 17 of the 107th Giro d’Italia, the 159 km long Selva di Val Gardena/Wolkenstein in Gröden-Passo Brocon. Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) and Antonio Tiberi (Bahrain Victorious) finished second and third respectively.

Steinhouser “I can’t believe it. I thought I had good legs during Stage 8”.

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner Georg Steinhauser said: “This is something unbelievable. Already on stage 8, I realised I had good legs and I thought I might be able to win a stage. The queen stage to Livigno was an incredible day. My third place already made my Giro successful.

And today, already when I rode to the sign on, I said to myself maybe I’ll win today. I went from the beginning in the breakaway. It was strange because we got caught. Then I decided to try again. I did and it worked out. The roads were wet and slippery. I was nervous on the last climb. I knew I had to push all the way to the finish. I heard that Pogačar was attacking but I was already with 2km to go. Let’s hope this is the beginning of a big career”.

Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) retains the Maglia Rosa.

1 – Georg Steinhauser (EF Education – EasyPost) – 159 km in 4h28’51”, av speed 35.484 km/h
2 – Tadej Počacar (UAE Team Emirates) at 1’24”
3 – Antonio Tiberi (Bahrain Victorious) at 1’42”

1 – Tadej Počacar (UAE Team Emirates)
2 – Daniel Felipe Martinez (Bora – Hansgrohe) at 7’42”
3 – Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) at 8’04”

The leader jerseys of the Giro d’Italia are produced and designed by CASTELLI.

Maglia Rosa, leader of the General Classification, sponsored by Enel – Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)

Maglia Ciclamino, leader of the Points Classification, in collaboration with Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale and ITA Italian Trade Agency – Jonathan Milan (Lidl-Trek)

Maglia Azzurra, leader of the Gran Premio della Montagna (KOM), sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)

Maglia Bianca, Best Young Rider, born after 01/01/1999, sponsored by Eataly – Antonio Tiberi (Bahrain Victorious)

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