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GIRO 2017: Van Emden Wins Stage 21; Dumoulin Confirmed GC Winner

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It was a double Dutch day on the final stage of the Giro d’Italia as LottoNL-Jumbo’s Jos Van Emden took the stage win and Tom Dumoulin was confirmed winner of the GC.

On a flat individual time trial route that was just under 30km long Dumoulin was the favourite to take the stage but had a deficit of 53″ to make up on the race leader Nairo Quintana in order to take the GC and the maglia rosa.

The first significant time was CCC’s Marcin Bialablocki who set a time of 34’12” which stood for quite a long time until BMC’s Manual Quinziato came in with a time of 33’35” to move into the hot seat. 

Quinziato’s time stood for a while until Jos Van Emden set a blistering pace of 33’08” which would stand for the rest of the day; Tom Dumoulin himself the nearest rider to him yet still finishing 15″ behind. 

Bialablocki’s time was beaten down into 11th position as the more specialised TT riders came through but Quinziato’s time was still good enough to keep him in third place on the stage ahead of Vasil Kiryienka (Team Sky).

Dumoulin faced a nervous wait for confirmation of his victory as he watched Nairo Quintana’s ride as the Colombian tried and ultimately failed to protect his pink jersey.

Quintana eventually finished 27th on the day, losing 1’39” to Van Emden and 31″ to Dumoulin. Vincenzo Nibali fared better on the stage, finishing in 13th with a time of 1’09” which was good enough to secure him third place on the podium.

Giro d’Italia 2017 Stage 21: Monza>Milan ITT (29.3km)

Position Name (Team – Nationality) Time
1 Jos Van Emden (LottoNL-Jumbo – Ned) 33:08″
2 Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb – Ned) +15″
3 Manual Quinziato (BMC – Ita) +27″
4 Vasil Kiryienka (Team Sky – Blr) +31″
5 Joey Rosskopf (BMC – USA) +35″
6 Jan Barta (Bora-Hansgrohe – Cze) +39″
7 Georg Priedler (Team Sunweb – Aut) +51″
8 Bob Jungels (Quick-Step – Lux) +54″
9 Jan Tratnik (CCC – Pol) +57″
10 Andrey Amador (Movistar – CRc) +1’02”

General Classification

Position Name (Team – Nationality) Time
1 Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb – Ned) 90:34:54″
2 Nairo Quintana (Movistar – Col) +31″
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida – Ita) +40″
4 Thibaut Pinot (FDJ – Fra) +1’17”
5 Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha – Alpecin – Rus) +1’56”
6 Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R – Ita) +3’11”
7 Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo – Ned) +3’41″”
8 Bob Jungels (Quick-Step – Lux) +7’04”
9 Adam Yates (Orica-Scott – GBr) +8’10”
10 Davide Formolo (Cannondale-Drapac – Ita) +15’17”

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