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Dumoulin crushes opposition to win Giro d’Italia stage 10 time trial

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Tom Dumoulin cruised to victory in the 10th stage time trial of the Giro d’Italia to claim the maglia rosa from Nairo Quintana.

Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) was second at 49s, with former race leader Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors) in third at 56. Quintana could only finish 23rd, leaving him over two minutes adrift in the general classification.

Tom Dumoulin started the individual time trial today as one of the pre-race favourites. Dumoulin got off to a powerful start on his reaching the first intermediate checkpoint 18 seconds quicker than the fastest time set.

The Dutch time trial champion made every pedal stroke look easy as he continued to fly along the course, using every millimetre of the road as he went. Upon arrival at the second intermediate time-check, Dumoulin clocked in 36 seconds faster than his closest stage rival at 33 minutes and 24 seconds.

Dumoulin’s powerful time trial was a force to be reckoned with and after a furious sprint to the line, he finished the stage with a time of 50 minutes and 37 seconds, an impressive 49 seconds faster than his predecessor. The stage victory means that Dumoulin goes into the lead in the general classification with a lead of 2 minutes and 23 seconds.

After his victory Dumoulin said: “Before I started the stage I actually didn’t have a good feeling but now I see the result I realise that wasn’t the case. Today I didn’t give up, I fought with myself until the end and gave it all that I had. Its nice to go into the mountains with a good advantage but like the Vuelta showed me, you can loose everything in one day. We have some really tough stages coming up and it’s still a long way to go.”

Giro d’Italia 2017 – stage 10 results (Foligno – Montefalco):

1Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)50:37
2Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)


3Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)


4Luis León Sanchez (Astana)


5Vasil Kiryienka (Team Sky)


6Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)


7Maxime Monfort (Lotto Soudal)


8Jan Tratnik (CCC Sprandi Polkowice)


9Jos Van Emden (LottoNl-Jumbo)


10Andrey Amador (Movistar)


11Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)


12Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin)


13Michael Hepburn (Orica-Scott)


14Georg Preidler (Team Sunweb)


15Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates)


16Jan Bárta (Bora-hansgrohe)


17Adam Yates (Orica-Scott)


18Ben Hermans (BMC)


19Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)


20Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNl-Jumbo)



General classification after stage 10:

1Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)


2Nairo Quintana (Movistar)


3Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)


4Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)


5Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)


6Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)


7Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R)


8Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin)


9Andrey Amador (Movistar)


10Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNl-Jumbo)


11Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)


12Tanel Kangert (Astana)


13Davide Formolo (Cannondale-Drapac)


14Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates)


15Dario Cataldo (Astana)


16Adam Yates (Orica-Scott)


17Tejay Van Garderen (BMC)


18Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates)


19Maxime Monfort (Lotto Soudal)


20Ben Hermans (BMC)