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Wednesday 28 June 2017

Rolland breaks clear for win

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France's Pierre Rolland. Pic: Getty Images
France's Pierre Rolland. Pic: Getty Images

Frenchman Pierre Rolland broke clear to claim a superb win in the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia.

Rolland got clear of the pack eight kilometres from the end of the 219km stage from Tirano to Canazei and was not challenged as he powered to victory.

His triumph delivered a first grand tour stage win for his Cannondale-Drapac team in two years.

Irish duo Philip Deignan and Sam Bennett finished 135th and 155th respectively for 44th and 160th overall.

Australian Michael Storer stormed to a solo win on stage four of An Post Rás which took the riders 151 kilometres from Bundoran to Buncrana in Donegal.

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