The profile of stage 17 of the Giro d'Italia.

Giro d’Italia Preview: Stage 17

A look at the route and a few fantasy favorites for stage 17 of the Giro d'Italia.

Dane Cash
by Dane Cash 21.05.2024 More from Dane +

Stage 17: Selva di Val Gardena/Wolkenstein in GrΓΆden to Passo del Brocon – 159 km | May 22, 2024

Where to watch: πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Max, πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ FloBikes, πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Discovery+, πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί Eurosport, πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί SBS On Demand

Coverage start time: πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 6:00 am EDT, πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ 6:15 am EDT, πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ 11:15 am BST, πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 12:15 pm CEST, πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί 8:25 pm AEST

Estimated finish time: πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ 11:11 am EDT/πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ 4:11 pm BST/πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 5:11 pm CEST/πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί 1:11 am AEST

Stage type: Mountains

What to expect: The Giro will throw more challenging climbs at the peloton as we get to watch the race roll through the beautiful scenery of the Dolomites on stage 17, and isn’t that what it’s all about? This is a day for the climbers, obviously, and it should have GC implications, though the stage win itself could be one for the breakaway with all of that up-and-down. Note that although you will see the Passo Brocon twice at the end of the day, the riders will take on the climb via different directions each time.

Fantasy favorites: Tadej Pogačar keeps dashing the hopes of the breakaway artists, but we’re going to keep naming potential breakaway winners on days like this. Valentin Paret-Peintre, Nairo Quintana, Michael Storer, and Georg Steinhauser are, as is becoming the norm at this Giro, the riders to watch for a long-range win. If you’ve already used all those names, however, Giulio Pellizzari and Attila Valter are other solid dartboard throws.

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