The four-man break of the day looked like they might go all the way to the finish in Cuneo, but the peloton timed the chase perfectly and caught them 700 metres before the finish-line. French fast-man, Arnaud Démare, took his third stage win of this Giro d'Italia.
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The day of the successful break. The Break of the day was big and there was no rider who was a danger on GC. The lead group worked well, but the eventual splits came in the final 30 kilometres. Stefano Oldani, Lorenzo Rota and Gijs Leemreize held off the others for Oldani to win a cat-and-mouse sprint from Rota.
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Today's stage was always going to be a bunch sprint, but Dries De Bondt nearly upset with a late attack. He was caught with 1,2 kilometres to go and a chaotic sprint ensued. Alberto Dainese pushed his wheel over the line ahead of Fernando Gaviria, Simone Consonni and points leader Arnaud Démare. Juan Pedro López held the overall lead.
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