Ben O’Connor took redemption on stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia 2020, winning from the breakaway after coming cruelly close the previous day.
The NTT Pro Cycling rider it made it into the day’s breakaway again on the road from Bassano del Grappa to Madonna di Campiglio, attacking on the final climb 8km from the finish and never looking back.
João Almeida neutralised the only attack from his Sunweb rivals on the climb and finished safely for another day in the pink jersey, his advantage unchanged.
Giro d’Italia 2020, stage 17: Bassano del Grappa to Madonna di Campiglio (203km)
1. Ben O’Connor (Aus) NTT Pro Cycling
General classification after stage 17
1. João Almeida (Por) Deceuninck – Quick-Step