Sam Bennett set to challenge in today’s stage of the Giro d’Italia

After seeing his lead more than halved yesterday, preservation is the key word for Simon Yates today.

The pink jersey-holder takes a 56-second lead over Tom Dumoulin into today’s 17th stage of the Giro d’Italia.

A flat, well-surfaced finish to the stage means that Tipperary’s Sam Bennett could yet again challenge for the points jersey.