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Should they have waited? Tom Dumoulin takes badly-timed natural break at Giro

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Tom Dumoulin poop break in the Giro 2017

Tom Dumoulin took a very badly-timed natural break during stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia after he suffered stomach trouble.

The race leader was forced to stop at the side of the road just ahead of the last climb of the race’s queen stage. Dumoulin removed his helmet and jersey before running down a bank at the side of the road to relieve himself.

The Team Sunweb rider finished more than two minutes down on the stage winner, Vincenzo Nibali, and kept his race lead by just 31 seconds.

The treatment of the pink jersey rider caused quite a controversy with many onlookers suggesting that the main pack should have waited for Dumoulin before continuing.