Giro D’Italia: Stage 17, Top 10 Photos

May 27, 2015
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(Photos: Bettini)

Click here for a full race report from Stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia!

Stage 17 featured a category 3 climb towards the beginning of the route and a few punchy climbs towards the end, but it was mostly a flat day that favored the sprinters.

Stage 17 featured a category 3 climb towards the beginning of the route and a few punchy climbs towards the end, but it was mostly a flat day that favored the sprinters.

Marco Bandiera of the Androni squad broke away from the field at the very beginning of the stage, and was joined by compatriot Giacomo Berlato and Belgian Iljo Keisse.

Marco Bandiera of the Androni squad broke away from the field at the very beginning of the stage, and was joined by compatriot Giacomo Berlato and Belgian Iljo Keisse.

The Tinkoff squad was tasked with protecting race leader and team captain, Alberto Contador.

The Tinkoff squad was tasked with protecting race leader and team captain, Alberto Contador.

Astana's Fabio Aru is expected to keep the Best Young Rider's white jersey all the way through the Giro's finish on Sunday.

Astana’s Fabio Aru is expected to keep the Best Young Rider’s white jersey all the way through the Giro’s finish on Sunday.

Stage 17 featured a scenic route that included several vineyards.

Stage 17 featured a scenic route that included several vineyards.

The three breakaway riders look back before being caught by the peloton.

The three breakaway riders look back before being caught by the peloton.

Several attacks came late in the stage, including Tom-Jelte Slagter of the Cannondale-Garmin team.

Several attacks came late in the stage, including Tom-Jelte Slagter of the Cannondale-Garmin team.

Lotto-Soudal's Adam Hansen attacked the field but was caught well before the finish line.

Lotto-Soudal’s Adam Hansen attacked the field but was caught well before the finish line.

Giro d' Italia 2015 - 98a Edizione - 17a tappa Tirano - Lugano 134 km - 27/05/2015 - Luca Paolini (Katusha) - foto Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2015

Giro d’ Italia 2015 – 98a Edizione – 17a tappa Tirano – Lugano 134 km – 27/05/2015 – Luca Paolini (Katusha) – foto Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2015

Stage 17 ultimately came down to a sprint finish, which was won by Lampre-Merida's Sacha Modolo, his second stage victory of this year's Giro.

Stage 17 ultimately came down to a sprint finish, which was won by Lampre-Merida’s Sacha Modolo, his second stage victory of this year’s Giro.

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