Pierre Rolland ends long wait for a victory with solo win on Giro d'Italia stage 17

The Frenchman attacked with 7.7km to go to take Cannondale-Drapac's first Grand Tour win since 2015

Pierre Rolland wins stage 17 of the Giro d'Italia 2017 (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Pierre Rolland (Cannondale-Drapac) roared with a mixture of celebration and relief as he celebrated his solo victory on stage 17 of the 2017 Giro d'Italia.

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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.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).