Simon Yates maintains control of Giro d'Italia as Elia Viviani claims stage 17 win

Briton Simon Yates has maintained his overall lead in the Giro d'Italia Credit: PA

Quick-Step Floors' Viviani won the 155km stage 17 from Riva del Garda to Iseo in a damp sprint finish, with Ireland's Sam Bennett of Bora-Hansgrohe forced to settle for second place after finding himself briefly boxed out on the final straight.

There was no change at the top of the general classification, in which Mitchelton-Scott's Yates leads by 56 seconds from defending champion Tom Dumoulin of Team Sunweb.

Italian Domenico Pozzovivo of Bahrain-Merida is third, three minutes and 11 seconds down, putting him 39 seconds ahead of Team Sky's Chris Froome in fourth place.

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