Nans Peters won stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia as overall leader Richard Carapaz gained extra seconds on his rivals.
Peters powered clear from an 18-man breakaway with around 15 kilometres remaining of the 181km stage from Commezzadura to Anterselva Antholz.
The 25-year-old Ag2r-La Mondiale rider was never in danger of being caught as he claimed his maiden win in a grand tour and his team’s first in the Giro since 2011.
Peters finished one minute 34 seconds ahead of Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott), with Davide Formolo (BORA-Hansgrohe) a further 17 seconds adrift.
“Nans has been riding incredibly so when he got in the break today he was our best chance because he has a good sprint, although he arrived alone, said Peters’ team-mate Larry Warbasse to Eurosport.
“He is so strong and it’s so cool to see a guy like Nans, who is always working so hard, finally get his day.”
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