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Quintana takes Giro lead as crash slows Thomas and Yates

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Nairo Quintana (Movistar) left his rivals behind on the Blockhaus to win stage nine of the Giro d’Italia and take the overall leader’s pink jersey.

A crash involving a police motorbike virtually ended the overall title hopes of Sky teammates Geraint Thomas and Mikel Landa, plus Orica-Scott’s Adam Yates.

Quintana finished 24 seconds ahead of Thibaut Pinot, who edged Tom Dumoulin in a sprint for second. Bauke Mollema crossed fourth and two-time Giro champion Vincenzo Nibali came fifth.

In the overall standings, Quintana leads Pinot by 28 seconds and Dumoulin by 30 seconds, with Mollema fourth, 51 seconds behind, and Nibali fifth, 1:10 back.

“Such a great day!”, said Quintana. “I wanted to show that both my legs and those of my team-mates were doing great. I feel strong and I’m pleased to see the whole Movistar Team riding this way. All of the boys have been simply outstanding, they worked their hearts out from start to finish, from the very first one to the last, at the exact moment they had to, and that also brings you extra motivation to give your best”.

Giro d’Italia 2017 – stage 9 results (Montenero di Bisaccia – Blockhaus):

1Nairo Quintana (Movistar)

3:44:51

2Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)

+24”

3Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)

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4Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)

+41”

5Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)

+01’00”

6Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R)

+01’18”

7Tanel Kangert (Astana)

+02’02”

8Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin)

+02’14”

9Sébastien Reichenbach (FDJ)

+02’28”

10Davide Formolo (Cannondale-Drapac)

+02’35”

11Andrey Amador (Movistar)

+02’43”

12Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNl-Jumbo)

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13Dario Cataldo (Astana)

+03’00”

14Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates)

+03’28”

15Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)

+03’30”

16Ben Hermans (BMC)

+03’46”

17Tejay Van Garderen (BMC)

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18Franco Pellizotti (Bahrain-Merida)

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19José Mendes (Bora-hansgrohe)

+04’03”

20Winner Anacona (Movistar)

+04’17”

 

General classification after stage 9:

1Nairo Quintana (Movistar)

42:06:09

2Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)

+28”

3Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)

+30”

4Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)

+51”

5Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)

+01’10”

6Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R)

+01’28”

7Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin)

+02’28”

8Davide Formolo (Cannondale-Drapac)

+02’45”

9Andrey Amador (Movistar)

+02’53”

10Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNl-Jumbo)

+03’06”

11Tanel Kangert (Astana)

+03’15”

12Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)

+03’30”

13Tejay Van Garderen (BMC)

+03’56”

14Dario Cataldo (Astana)

+04’32”

15Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates)

+04’46”

16Adam Yates (Orica-Scott)

+04’49”

17Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)

+05’14”

18Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates)

+05’52”

19Maxime Monfort (Lotto Soudal)

+07’13”

20Ben Hermans (BMC)

+07’38”

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