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Bennett beats Viviani and picks up third stage win during the chaotic final stage, Froome is the winner in the Giro

Sam Bennett has the 21st and last stage of the Giro d’Italia won. The Irish spurtbom was too strong for nearest rival Elia Viviani and picked up his third stage win in this Giro, though the stage be neutralized after complaints about the course. Chris Froome saw his pink jersey is no longer in danger and is the first winner in the Giro.

Only a miracle could Chris Froome have of his first Girowinst. The 115-kilometer long course in Rome, divided over 10 local rounds, seemed to be no danger. Until just after the start, the dolls all of a sudden, the dance went: a pack of riders complained about the dangerous course and the organization decided under the impulse of Froome after three rounds in the leg to neutralize them. The rozetruidrager was so early and definitively sure of the title.

The eyes were then focused on Elia Viviani, who was searching for a fifth stage win and his purple jersey was to defend. Also Viviani could soon be in the ease when a large group is losscheurde from the peloton, and all the points picked up at the intermediate sprints as. Chris Froome and Tom Dumoulin had was already sagging and reason is no longer in the peloton. In the peloton made the dangerous cobblestones in the meantime, some slachtoffersHelemaal front went Christopher Juul-Jensen (Mitchelton-Scott) and Viatcheslav Kuznetsov (Katusha-Alpecin) have taken off together.

Juul-Jensen and Kuznetsov had to fight against the blue-QuickStep train of Viviani: a battle that the brave couple could not win. Also the BORA-troops of Sam Bennett, already good for two stages in this Giro, reported to the front. While Chris Froome and co. already a 9-minute behind followed, went to the front of the last round. Suddenly disaster struck for the top favourites Viviani, who with kettingproblemen from the front ranks disappeared. Chaos everywhere, and suddenly jumps four riders got away: Ryan Mullen, Danny van Poppel, Florian Sénéchal and Tony Martin. Also Mattia Cattaneo joined the group later joining.

Eventually it came to a sprint, where Elia Viviani initially perfectly placed seemed to be by his sprints. The paarsetruidrager could not, however, persevere to the finish and had the legs firmly, making Bennett – nota bene without a train had to be set in the final kilometer, with the victory decided to walk.

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