Steinhauser avoids Pogacar’s triplet of consecutive victories in the Giro


The German cyclist Georg Steinhauser (EF Education-EasyPost) won this Wednesday the seventeenth stage of the Giro d’Italia, held between Selva di Val Gardena and Passo Broccon over 159 kilometers, and achieved his first professional victory that prevented the Slovenian Tadej Pogacar ( UAE Team Emirates) will add their third win in a row.

The 22-year-old German was part of the breakaway throughout the day, a group that included the stage winner in this Giro Julian Alaphilippe (Soudal Quick-Step), the Colombian Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team), champion in the round Italian in 2014, or the local Giulio Pellizzari (VF Group-Bardiani CSF-Faizane), who almost took the victory this Tuesday.

From this cut, the Eritrean Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Lidl Trek), started strongly with 58 kilometers remaining together with Steinhauser who was already close to victory this Sunday in Livigno. The EF-EasyPost rider proved to be the strongest and with 34 kilometers to go he released the African to walk alone to the finish line.

Behind, the peloton was led for much of the day by Romain Bardet’s DSM, who tried to keep the Frenchman’s chances of victory alive, but they were unable to achieve their goal. With the victory already decided ahead, Daniel Felipe Martínez (BORA-hansgrohe) started in the peloton, trying to increase his margin in the general standings over Geraint Thomas (INEOS Grenadiers), whom he leads by 22 seconds.

Once the Colombian’s attack was neutralized, Tadej Pogacar slightly increased the pace to once again demonstrate his power over the rest, among whom was not the fourth overall, Ben O’Connor (Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale), who lost 41 seconds into his fight for the podium, and he may have said goodbye to his chances of getting on the podium.

This Thursday the transalpine round will face the eighteenth day between Fiera di Primiero and Padova, a 178 kilometer stage ideal for sprinters, which will serve as a transition to the last weekend of the race.



1. Georg Steinhauser (ALE/EF-Education EasyPost) 4h28:52.

2. Tadej Pogacar (ESV/UAE Team Emirates) 1:24.

3. Antonio Tiberi (ITA/Bahrain-Victorious) 1:41.

4. Geraint Thomas (GBR/INEOS Grenadiers) m.t.

5. Daniel Felipe Martínez (COL/Bora Hansgrohe) mt


1. Tadej Pogacar (ESV/UAE Team Emirates) 63h31:18.

2. Daniel Felipe Martínez (COL/BORA-hansgrohe) at 7:42.

3. Geraint Thomas (GBR/INEOS Grenadiers) 8:04.

4. Ben O’Connor (AUS/Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale Team)9:47.

5. Antonio Tiberi (ITA/Bahrain-Victorious) 10:29.

2024-05-22 15:17:54
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