Race Report: Alberto Dainese takes sprinter circuit-breaker on Giro d’Italia stage 17

Dainese pips Milan and Matthews on the line.

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by Jonny Long 24.05.2023 Photography by
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Alberto Dainese (DSM) won the 17th stage of the Giro d’Italia in an expected bunch sprint finish in Caorle. The maglia ciclamino Jonathan Milan (Bahrain-Victorious) was second with Michael Matthews (Jayco-AlUla) third.

A lack of both rain and uphill kilometres (in fact, today was a net downhill day) provided a welcome change for the riders, who took the opportunity to produce a ‘normal’, uneventful flat stage. Riders were allowed up the road and then slowly brought back before a sprint finish.

Brief Results:

  1. Alberto Dainese (DSM)
  2. Jonathan Milan (Bahrain-Victorious), s.t.
  3. Michael Matthews (Jayco-AlUla)
  4. Niccolò Bonifazio (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty)
  5. Simone Consonni (Cofidis), all at s.t.


  1. Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers)
  2. João Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) @ :18
  3. Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) @ :29
  4. Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) @ 2:50
  5. Eddie Dunbar (Jayco-AlUla) @ 3:03

Landscape appreciation moment

Yep, that’ll do.


Next Stage:

The first of two final (don’t say penultimate) mountain road stages sees the peloton set off from Oderzo and within 30 km begin tackling the first category Passo della Crosetta. A fourth category climb follows soon after before 50 km of gradual uphill until the next climb to Forcella Cibiana, another first category ascent. The the finale: the second category climb to Coi, 5.5 km long at 9.5 percent, before the final 2.3 km, 6.9 per cent kick to the finish line at Palafavera. Get ready for some more GC action: will Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) have found his legs after Tuesday’s stage 16? Will João Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) test the pink jersey Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers)?

Stat of the day:

Courtesy of ProCyclingStats, American rider Larry Warbasse (Ag2r Citroën) has now raced over 25,000 Grand Tour kilometres over 156 stages at 9 three-week races, which is equal to 0.62 times around the world.


A non-verbal description of the majority of stage 17

Here’s your hometown hero of the day

Please take a moment to join us in simply appreciating Primož Roglič


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