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Vuelta a España: Gilbert edges stage 17 as Quintana moves up to second

• Belgian rider holds of Sam Bennett at finish line
• Quintana moves to within touching distance of Primoz Roglic

Philippe Gilbert won stage 17 at the Vuelta a España from Aranda de Duero to Guadalajara on Wednesday as Nairo Quintana rode himself back into overall contention.

The Deceuninck-Quick Step rider from Belgium needed all of the 219.6km route to claim victory, just getting the better of Sam Bennett in the finishing straight. Gilbert benefited from having his teammates nearby after crosswinds had caused huge splits in the peloton, enabling him and his team to control the stage.

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