Giro Stage 17: Gibo takes Zoncolan

It was an amazing ride by the trio of Simoni, Schleck, and Piepoli. Piepoli dug deep for Gibo and the two were able to burn Schleck on the final straight. Piepoli got to salute another teammate across the line, showing that he really deserves that green jersey that he's been sporting. Their break was able to get a gap on Di Luca and Cunego, but at the finish it looked like it was only half a minute. The better gap was on Mazzoleni, who lost his podium spot to make room for Simoni. Andy Schleck is now the surprise second place.

Simoni may not with this Giro but he was finally able to take the stage win instead of watching from the two second places he had on Stage 12 and 14. The Saunier Duval trio of Gibo, Piepoli, and Ricco have rocked the climbs with stage wins for all of them.

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