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GIRO 2017: Dumoulin wins stage 10

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Dutch national time trial champion Tom Dumoulin blew Stage 10 of the Giro out of the water in a thrilling performance that saw him take the maglia rosa with a substantial margin.

Nairo Quintana struggled on a course that was barraged by strong head and side winds, coming in a massive 2’53” behind Dumoulin and giving him a deficit of 2’23” in the GC.

Despite this gap, Quintana is still second in the GC giving Dumoulin a sizeable buffer for when the race goes into the high mountains and making him a favourite to wear the pink jersey in Milan.

The 39.8km course included two time checks, one at Bevagna at 9.8km and the second at Bastardo at 28.2km. The first rider to hold a significant time over the stage was Bora-Hansgrohe’s Jan Bárta who came in at 53’13”. Bárta’s time stood until Team Sky’s Vasil Kiryienka moved into the hot seat, coming in at 52’37”.

Kiryienka’s time would have been faster had he not had a fall on the technical run in to Montefalco which lost him a few seconds.

Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) was the next rider to move into the stage lead coming in 20″ quicker than Kiryienka at 52’17”. 

Sanchez’s effort stood for a quite a while until the GC contenders began to roll off the ramp and it was Geraint Thomas who knocked him out of top spot. Thomas was faster than Sanchez at the first time check and continued to time his effort well, coming in at 51’26” – the first rider to be under 52′.

Thomas’s time would stand above everyone else’s until Dumoulin’s with the Dutchman coming in at 50’37” – 49″ quicker than Thomas which showed just how strong he was.

Bob Jungels was able to better Sanchez’s time but was unable to beat Thomas as he came third 7″ slower than the Sky rider.

Thomas’s ride puts him in a better position in the GC after the motorcycle incident on stage 9 which scuppered his GC hopes. He now sits in 11th position, 5’33” behind Dumoulin and 3’10” behind Quintana.

2017 Giro d’Italia Stage 10: Foligno>Montefalco 39.8km (ITT)

Position Name (Team – Nationality) Time
1 Tom Dumoulin (Team Subweb – Ned) 50:37″
2 Geraint Thomas (Team Sky – GBr) +49″”
3 Bob Jungels (Quick-Step – Lux) +56″
4 Leon Sanchez (Astana – Spa) +1’40”
5 Vasil Kiryienka (Team Sky – Blr) +2’00”
6 Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida – Ita) +2’07”
7 Maxime Montfort (Lotto-Soudal – Bel) +2’13”
8 Jos Van Emden (LottoNL-Jumbo – Ned) +2’15”
9 Andrey Amador (Movistar – CRc) +2’16”
10 Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo – Ned) +2’17”

Position Name (Team – Nationality) Time
1 Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb – Ned) 42:57:16″
2 Nairo Quintana (Movistar – Col) +2’23”
3 Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo – Ned) +2’38”
4 Thibaut Pinot (FDJ – Fra) +2’40”
5 Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida – Ita) +2’47”
6 Bob Jungels (Quick-Step – Lux) +3’56”
7 Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R – Ita) +4’05”
8 Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin) +4’17”
9 Andrey Amador (Movistar – CRc) +4’39”
10 Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo – Ned) +5’19”

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