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italian sprinter elia viviani will miss the giro d'italia for the first time since 2012, as team sky focus on general classificationwhen team sky announced their roster for the 2017 giro d’italia (may 5-28) there was one surprise omission: italian sprinter elia viviani.the 28-year-old will miss the race for the first time since 2012, and the first time since joining the british worldtour team in 2015.viviani’s absence from the race appears to go against tradition, where teams tend to pick their foremost ‘home’ riders for what is undoubtedly italy’s biggest race. viviani is a giro stage winner and 2016 omnium olympic champion, and therefore a high-profile figure. new recruit diego rosa and domestique salvatore puccio are sky’s two italian riders in the race.>>> geraint thomas given strong team of domestiques as he prepares to lead team sky at the giroconfusingly, viviani’s name appeared on provisional lists for the race, even appearing on an official release regarding the ‘sprinters to watch’ issued by giro organiser rcs sport as recently as last friday, april 21.the reason behind viviani’s non-selection is clear: team sky are building a team behind its co-leade......

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