Giro d'Italia: Joaquim Rodriguez wins 17th stage

Joaquim Rodriguez in the pink jersey
Joaquim Rodriguez Giro d'Italia

Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez has won the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia from Falzes to Cortina d'Ampezzo.

The 33-year-old Team Katusha rider recorded his second stage success and will wear the leader's pink jersey for a seventh day on Thursday.

Mark Cavendish finished safely within the time limit and holds on to the red points jersey by a single point.

Rodriguez, who outsprinted a group of six riders to win, leads Ryder Hesjedal in the overall standings by 30 seconds.

The 18th stage on Thursday is a 149km route from San Vito di Cadore to Vedelago.

The Giro ends on Sunday in Milan.

Overall standings

1. Joaquim Rodriguez (Esp/Katusha)

2. Ryder Hesjedal (Can/Garmin) at 30 secs

3. Ivan Basso (Ita/Liquigas-Cannondale) at 1 min 22 secs

4. Michele Scarponi (Ita/Lampre) at 1 min 36 secs

5. Rigoberto Uran (Clb/Sky) at 2 min 56 secs

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