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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted May 28 2014 10:22AM

VITTORIO VENETO, Italy (AP) — Stefano Pirazzi won the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday, while Nairo Quintana retained the overall leader's pink jersey as controversy from the previous day continued to rumble on.

Pirazzi, who had led from the breakaway, made his move with little more than a kilometer remaining and edged out Tim Wellens and Jay McCarthy in a sprint to the line at the end of the 204-kilometer (127-mile) stage from Sarnonico to Vittorio Veneto.

The Italian cyclist was in tears immediately after securing his first stage victory.

Quintana had moved into pink after Tuesday's tough leg amid confusion, with some teams believing part of the route had been neutralized.

There was a meeting before the start at Sarnonico and teams could ask for time to be deducted from the Colombian.


 
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Location : Vittorio Veneto
05/28/2014 10:26AM
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