Hello and welcome to our live coverage of stage 17 of the Giro d'Italia.
It's a big stage today with three first-category climbs on the menu, including a summit finish at Madonna di Campiglio.
After the rest day and Tuesday's transitional stage in Friuli, it's into the Dolomites for two mountain-top finishes over the next two days as the Giro reaches its endgame.
Sunweb's Wilco Kelderman is only 17 seconds away from pink. Will he take it off João Almeida today?
🗣️ @W1lcokelderman "The Maglia Rosa is close and there are only a few stages left to the end of the #Giro"."La Maglia Rosa è vicina e mancano poche tappe alla fine del #Giro" pic.twitter.com/DeKgR6uloBOctober 21, 2020
Bora-Hansgrohe's Rafał Majka is one of five riders within a minute of Jai Hindley's third place. The Pole lies 3:20 down on Almeida. Here's what he had to say at sign-in today.
"Yeah, it’s still open. We have two guys in GC, 6 and 9, me and Patrick, and yeah, we wanted to be today good, and depends on still make some good position in GC.
"Today is very important stage for the GC. I hope so I feel good because I have a little bit problem with the stomach, but still its fine and we try to today do it the best race, especially today is really hard climbs, like three really hard, this first and second is really hard climb already, long one, then after 6 hours, 5092, should be hard racing"
The battle for the blue jersey, which was on yesterday between Giovanni Visconti and Ruben Guerreiro, will resume today, with plenty of points on offer.
💙The Maglia Azzurra competition enters a new phase. @GIOVANNIVISCON9 leads @Rguerreiro94 by 30 points. However, with 129 points available today, 148 tomorrow, and 138 on Saturday, the Maglia Azzurra remains wide open.#Giro pic.twitter.com/tnO0N3MS6hOctober 21, 2020