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Quintana takes Giro lead as crash slows Thomas and Yates

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Nairo Quintana

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):

1 Nairo Quintana (Movistar)

3:44:51

2 Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)

+24”

3 Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)

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4 Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)

+41”

5 Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)

+01’00”

6 Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R)

+01’18”

7 Tanel Kangert (Astana)

+02’02”

8 Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin)

+02’14”

9 Sébastien Reichenbach (FDJ)

+02’28”

10 Davide Formolo (Cannondale-Drapac)

+02’35”

11 Andrey Amador (Movistar)

+02’43”

12 Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNl-Jumbo)

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13 Dario Cataldo (Astana)

+03’00”

14 Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates)

+03’28”

15 Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)

+03’30”

16 Ben Hermans (BMC)

+03’46”

17 Tejay Van Garderen (BMC)

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18 Franco Pellizotti (Bahrain-Merida)

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19 José Mendes (Bora-hansgrohe)

+04’03”

20 Winner Anacona (Movistar)

+04’17”

 

General classification after stage 9:

1 Nairo Quintana (Movistar)

42:06:09

2 Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)

+28”

3 Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)

+30”

4 Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)

+51”

5 Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)

+01’10”

6 Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R)

+01’28”

7 Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin)

+02’28”

8 Davide Formolo (Cannondale-Drapac)

+02’45”

9 Andrey Amador (Movistar)

+02’53”

10 Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNl-Jumbo)

+03’06”

11 Tanel Kangert (Astana)

+03’15”

12 Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)

+03’30”

13 Tejay Van Garderen (BMC)

+03’56”

14 Dario Cataldo (Astana)

+04’32”

15 Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates)

+04’46”

16 Adam Yates (Orica-Scott)

+04’49”

17 Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)

+05’14”

18 Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates)

+05’52”

19 Maxime Monfort (Lotto Soudal)

+07’13”

20 Ben Hermans (BMC)

+07’38”