ORTISEI, Italy — Tejay van Garderen claimed his first Grand Tour victory on the tough 18th stage of the Giro d’Italia as Tom Dumoulin kept the pink jersey on Thursday.
Van Garderen, of the United States, came round the inside of the final corner to edge Mikel Landa at the uphill finish of the 137-kilometer (85-mile) leg from Moeana to Ortisei.
The peloton rode five categorized climbs through the Dolomites.
Thibaut Pinot was third, eight seconds behind the front two.
Dumoulin remained 31 seconds ahead of 2014 champion Nairo Quintana, with two-time champion Vincenzo Nibali third, 1:12 behind.
The 100th Giro ends in Milan on Sunday.