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- Dumoulin consolidates the Maglia Rosa
- Giro d'Italia: Gaviria enjoys the rest day in maglia rosa - Gallery
20 May Dumoulin consolidates the Maglia Rosa. The Dutch rider is attacked, then counterattacks and wins in style in Oropa, gaining time over the other.2017 con the andata e ritorno inglese immagini sole e mare
To avoid the concurrence with the World Cup, that was going to be disputed in Argentina from 1st June, the Giro anticipated its start of one week and three stages were cancelled. The most relevant stage of this Giro was the one with finish in Piazza S. A series of bridges over the canals and a boat bridge in the Canal Grande allowed a regular time trial finish in the historical square. De Muynck won the Giro, followed by Baronchelli and Moser. The Grand Start was from the impressive historical centre of Florence, but the strike of the Traffic Police created a number of difficulties. After an encouraging beginning for Moser, the rider from Trentino was incredibly beaten by the young Saronni in the San Marino and Portovenere time trials. The latter fighted fiercely to keep the Maglia Rosa which he finally wore once and for all at the Arena of Milan, where he arrived first, followed by the same Moser and by Johansson.
Dumoulin has worn the pink jersey as the Giro d'Italia leader for 10 days since dominating the stage 10 Sagrantino time trial. He survived the need for a sudden toilet stop and stomach problems on stage 16 and kept the jersey with determination and aggression, but he suffered on the climb to Piancavallo as his rivals turned the screws during his bad day. He and his teammates were forced to chase for a mad half hour as Movistar and Bahrain-Merida split the peloton in an attempt to put the maglia rosa in trouble. The race eventually came back together, with Dumoulin admitting his mistake and so extinguishing the social media storm about fair play and suggestions that Nibali and Quintana had attacked while Dumoulin stopped for a natural break. This time there was no vitriol and accusations, just an honest confession. Dumoulin was well protected by his Sunweb teammates on the approach to the climb up to Piancavallo.
They say the Giro d'Italia breeds chaos like no other Grand Tour. In any case, the km leg from Alghero to Olbia, flat save for a trio of fourth-category climbs, was meant to end in a bunch kick and the pink the jersey on the shoulders of one of the peloton's fastmen. And it only got bigger, as Bennett urged his lead-out man to crack on over race radio. As he did so, the riders who everyone had been talking about enacted a somewhat futile sprint for second place, Ewan getting there ahead of Andre Greipel Lotto Soudal and Giacomo Nizzolo Trek-Segafredo — all no doubt bitterly disappointed. It worked out — victory for the team, first professional victory for me, maglia rosa. I think I will need many weeks to take this victory in.
Dumoulin consolidates the Maglia Rosa
Giro d'Italia: Gaviria enjoys the rest day in maglia rosa - Gallery
After a challenging couple of days, Tom Dumoulin laid his hands on the most important maglia rosa of the Giro d'Italia, the final one. Dumoulin put in a superb effort in the final time trial from Monza to Milan, to take second place on the stage and make up more than enough time to climb above Nairo Quintana in the overall standings. Dumoulin beat the Colombian by just 31 seconds with Vincenzo Nibali finishing third overall. An emotional Jos van Emden made it a doubly good day for the Dutch with the stage victory, just ahead of Dumoulin. The Grande Partenza will set things off in Sardinia on May 5 in Alghero with a lengthy km road race to Olbia and overall winner will be crowned three weeks later upon its conclusion following a flat 28km time trial to Milan on May The route will showcase some of the most famous mountain passes used in the history of the Italian Grand Tour with climbs that include Blockhaus, Mortirolo, Stelvio, Umbrail Pass, Monte Grappa and Pordoi, to name a few. Giro d'Italia start list.
Like the other Grand Tours, the modern editions of the Giro d'Italia normally consist of 21 day-long segments stages over a 23 or 24 day period that includes two or three rest days. The rider with the lowest aggregate time is the leader of the general classification and wears the pink jersey. While the general classification gathers the most attention, stages wins are prestigious of themselves, and there are other contests held within the Giro: the points classification , the mountains classification for the climbers, young rider classification for the riders under the age of 25, and the team classification. The idea of the holding a bicycle race that navigated around Italy was first suggested when La Gazzetta dello Sport editor Tullo Morgagni sent a telegram to both the paper's owner, Emilio Costamagna, and cycling editor, Armando Cougnet, stating the need for an Italian tour. Since the organizers lacked the funds, 25, lire ,  needed to hold the race, they consulted Primo Bongrani, an accountant at the bank Cassa di Risparmio and friend of the three organizers. Bongrani proceeded to go around Italy asking for donations to help hold the race.
The Giro d'Italia took an early rest day after three days of racing so that the riders could make the transfer via chartered flight from Sardinia to Sicily, while the press and publicity caravan took the overnight ferry across to Palermo. The sun shone brightly through Fernando Gaviria 's hotel window as he arose to meet the day and the media with the maglia rosa.