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.
When you’ve gotta go… you’ve gotta go… Natural break woe for Tom Dumoulin in stage 16 of the #Giro100 pic.twitter.com/IPP7AJQP15
— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) 23 mai 2017
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.