Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez took his second win of the Giro d'Italia with victory in the mountainous 186km stage 17 to Cortina d'Ampezzo. Race leader Rodriguez (Katusha) outsprinted GC rival Ivan Basso (Liquigas) to lead a select group of six riders across the line and preserve his maglia rosa after a brutal day in the Dolomites. Rodriguez maintains a 30-second lead over Garmin-Barracuda’s Ryder Hesjedal in the overall standings after the Canadian took third place in the stage ahead of new white jersey Rigoberto Uran (Team Sky), defending champion Michele Scarponi (Lampre) and stage eight winner Domenico Pozzovivo (Colnago).
Video Highlights 23/05/2012: Falzes/Pfalzen – Cortina d’Ampezzo (186 km - Stage 17 - Giro d'Italia 2012)
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