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Giro D’Italia Stage 18

Matteo Trentin capped off a remarkable Giro d’Italia for Etixx-Quick Step after taking the team’s fourth stage win at this year’s edition of the race. The Belgian team has also had three riders – Marcel Kittel, Gianluca Brambilla and Bob Jungels – in the pink leader’s jersey in the last two weeks.

But what an impressive ride it was by Trentin to take the win, after he caught breakaway leaders Moreno Moser (Cannondale) and teammate Brambilla within the final kilometre and sprinted ahead of them for victory.

Those three had been part of a large 24 rider group that got away early on in the day, establishing 12 minutes on the peloton with the GC teams happy to let them go with no threats to the top-10.

That gap remained deep into the 244km route and it became clear the winner would come from the main group.

Read more at http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/racing/giro-ditalia/giro-ditalia-stage-18-230764#1d7zjKfu42GorQ9P.99

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