Elia Viviani sprints to fourth Giro d'Italia 2018 win on chaotic stage 17

The Italian beat Sam Bennett to victory in a fast and frantic transition stage at the Giro d'Italia

Elia Viviani wins stage 17 of the Giro d'Italia (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images))

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Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) took his fourth stage victory of the 2018 Giro d'Italia, sprinting ahead of Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) to the finish in Iseo on stage 17.

The Italian was able to benefit from a late lead-out by two team-mates, and was dropped off perfectly within the last 100 metres for him sprint from the front of the pack towards the line as the rain fell heavily at the finish.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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