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May 23/17 12:59 pm - Giro Stage 16


Posted by Editoress on 05/23/17
 

Nibali back in business, Dumoulin in trouble

The Shark delivers Italy's first stage win while Mikel Landa becomes the King of the Mountains.

Vincenzo Nibali found the way to success again one year after he turned the classification of the Giro d'Italia upside down. Today he outsprinted Mikel Landa to impose himself in Bormio on the Giro 100's queen stage that included the Mortirolo and two ascents of the Stelvio. Tom Dumoulin retained the lead this time although the Dutchman was forced to stop to answer the call of the nature at the bottom of the last climb, and his advantage on GC has been reduced to 31 seconds over Nairo Quintana and 1:12 over Nibali.

 

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Vincenzo Nibali said: "I'm really happy to have won the beautiful stage, a very spectacular one, a very difficult one with the highest peaks up the Stelvio; stage that includes the Mortirolo and the Stelvio twice will be remembered for sure. However, I'm not able to tell which one of my victories is the nicest. My only disappointment is to not have been able to raise my hands up in the air. My first attack up the Stelvio wasn't a very strong one but the second one was. The few words exchanged with Nairo was to cooperate together. We'll fight till the end in Milan. It's not easy. This week is very hard and there is the terrain suitable for attacks, especially for Nairo Quintana who wants to reduce the gap on Tom Dumoulin."

Tom Dumoulin said: "I saved the jersey but if you consider that I chased alone for the last 35km and I only lost two minutes, my legs were very good. I had the legs to follow Quintana and Nibali today. That's why I'm very disappointed to have lost time today because of a problem I had. When it happened, the race was on, it was full gas and Steven Kruijswijk was at the front. It was a different situation to Quintana's crash on Sunday. I couldn't expect my rivals to let Kruijswijk at the front. It's definitely not finished but I have to overcome my anger to look further into the Giro. I'm angry with myself."

 

Mike Woods was the top Canadian finishing 74th at 33:08 back.  Woods now sits 35th in the GC at 1:03:28 back.

 

Results

Stage 16: Rovetta to Bormio, 222 km
1 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 6:24:22
2 Mikel Landa (Esp) Team Sky at s.t.
3 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 0:12
4 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:24
5 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin 0:34
6 Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team 1:26
7 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 1:35
8 Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors
9 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott
10 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ
11 Jan Hirt (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
12 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo all s.t.
13 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb 2:18
14 Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 5:10
15 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal 5:17
16 Simone Petilli (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 5:19
17 Sébastien Reichenbach (Sui) FDJ 6:07
18 Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 6:41
19 Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe s.t.
20 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 7:30
 
74 Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team 33:08
116 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-Scott 47:22
 
GC
1 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb 70:14:48
2 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team at 0:31
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 1:12
4 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 2:38
5 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin 2:40
6 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 3:05
7 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 3:49
8 Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors 4:35
9 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 6:20
10 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott 7:00
11 Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team 7:17
12 Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team 11:29
13 Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 12:13
14 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 13:26
15 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal 14:46
16 Jan Hirt (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 19:02
17 Sébastien Reichenbach (Sui) FDJ 25:20
18 Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 26:50
19 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 28:27
20 Simone Petilli (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 29:07
 
35 Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team 1:03:28
149 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-Scott 3:14:10

 

 

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