After Stage 17 of the Giro d'Italia, Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez still holds a 30 second lead over Garmin-Barracuda's Ryder Hesjedal. Hesjedal has been able to stay with striking distance of Rodriguez, but he'll need to make a move soon, as the tour enters its fourth-to-last stage tomorrow.
Though Rodriguez has been unable to truly separate himself from Hesjedal, he has begun to put some serious distance between those further back, as he now has a more than 90 second lead over all competitors outside of Hesjedal and Ivan Basso, the current third place racer.
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|6||Benat Intxausti Elorriaga||ESP||MOV||74:49:50||3:04|
|9||Thomas De Gendt||BEL||VCD||74:51:24||4:38|
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