The Italian Alberto Dainese (DSM) has been the winner of the seventeenth stage of the Giro d'Italia disputed between Pergine Valsugana and Caorle, 197 km, a transition day that kept the British Geraint Thomas (Ineos) with the leader's pink jersey. Dainese prevailed by a narrow margin. To the point that a "photo finish" was required to settle that he had beaten his compatriot Jonathan Milan (Bahrain) and the Australian Michael Matthews (Jayco) in extremis, with a time of 4h26m8s, at an average of 44.3 km/hour .
Geraint Thomas continues to command the overall standings with an 18 second lead over the Portuguese Joao Almeida (UAE Emirates) and 29 over the Slovenian Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma).
This Thursday the eighteenth stage will be held between Oderzo and Val di Zoldo (Palafavera), 161 km long