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Giro d'Italia: GC standings after stage 17

LAVARONE ITALY MAY 25 Richard Carapaz of Ecuador and Team INEOS Grenadiers pink leader jersey crosses the finishing line during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 17 a 168 km stage from Ponte di Legno to Lavarone 1161m Giro WorldTour on May 25 2022 in Lavarone Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Richard Carpaz (Ineos Grenadiers) remains in pink after stage 17 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Stage 17 of the Giro d'Italia offered another shakeup of the GC standings as a podium spot switched hands during a hard day in the mountains.

Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious) jumped up to third overall after he, overall leader Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers), and second-placed Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) raced away from their GC rivals on the road to Lavarone.

With white jersey João Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) once again suffering and shedding over a minute (prior to abandoning the Giro with Covid on Thursday), the Spaniard now looks secure in third, 1:05 behind Carapaz and 49 seconds up on the Portuguese rider.

Up front, Carapaz holds onto his three-second lead over Hindley as the pair sprinted to the finish to put six seconds into Landa.

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Qazaqstan) held onto his fifth place but now lies 5:48 down after dropping over two minutes on the stage, which contained two first-category climbs.

Further back, Pello Bilbao (Bahrain Victorious) and Jan Hirt (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) jumped up the standings as Hirt's teammate Domenico Pozzovivo endured a tough day to finish 35th, almost nine minutes down on Carapaz. The Italian drops four places to 10th overall, 12:30 down on GC.

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) finished at the same time as Pozzovivo, though only dropping two places but falling to 17:46 down on GC.

Heading into the final three days of racing and the stage 18 sprint in Treviso, the top of the GC is finely poised with Carapaz and Hindley seconds apart, but only Landa and Almeida lie within five minutes of the lead, and only four more men lie within 10 minutes of the maglia rosa.

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Giro d'Italia classifications

POTENZA ITALY MAY 13 LR Arnaud Demare of France and Team Groupama FDJ Purple Points Jersey Juan Pedro Lpez of Spain and Team Trek Segafredo Pink Leader Jersey Lennard Kmna of Germany and Team Bora Hansgrohe Blue Mountain Jersey and Mauri Vansevenant of Belgium and Team QuickStep Alpha Vinyl White Best Young Rider Jersey prior to the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 7 a 196km stage from Diamante to Potenza 717m Giro WorldTour on May 13 2022 in Potenza Italy Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images

The jerseys of the Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Michael SteeleGetty Images)

Here's a rundown of all the ongoing competitions at the Giro d'Italia. Click here for a more comprehensive explainer, including minor competitions such as the intermediate sprints prize and the fighting spirit prize.

Maglia rosa – The pink jersey is worn by the overall race leader on the general classification who has completed the stages so far in the lowest accumulated time.

Maglia ciclamino – The cyclamen jersey is the points classification. Riders accrue points at one of the two intermediate sprints during stages and also at stage finishes, and the man with the most points leads the ranking.

Maglia azzurra – The blue jersey is the mountain classification. Points are handed out to the first riders over certain hills and climbs during the Giro, with the hardest mountains giving the most points. Once again, the man with the most points leads the ranking.

Maglia bianca – The white jersey is the best young rider classification. It works the same way as the maglia rosa, but only riders aged 25 or under are eligible to win.

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Peter Stuart has been editor of Cyclingnews since March 2022, overseeing editorial output across all of Cyclingnews' digital touchpoints.

Before joining Cyclingnews, Peter was the digital editor of Rouleur magazine. Starting life as a freelance feature writer, with bylines in The Times and The Telegraph, he first entered cycling journalism in 2012, joining Cyclist magazine as staff writer. Peter has a background as an international rower, representing Great Britain at Under-23 level and at the Junior Rowing World Championships.