How The Race Was Won – Giro d’Italia 2017 – Stages 16-21

 
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Phew—what a solid little last week to a pretty fantastic Grand Tour. Isolation, teamwork, poop, loss-limiting, just a touch of a panache, and a wonderfully tight GC battle all the way down to the last rider off on the last day’s TT. Enjoy it, folks—the good ones don’t come around that often.

HTRWW videos for the rest of the 2017 Giro can be found here: Stages 1-4, Stages 5-9, and Stages 10-15.

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