Tom Dumoulin lead slashed after toilet break as Vincenzo Nibali wins Stage 16
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At that point Dumoulin, sitting in a tent by the finish having completed his race 10 minutes earlier, was finally able to overcome his nerves and smile. The die was cast soon after the start on the Monza motor racing circuit, with Dumoulin 31 seconds faster than Quintana at the first time check after 8. That suggested he would take the final pink jersey, but not by a great deal; nine kilometres later, on the outskirts of Milan at Sesto San Giovanni, Quintana was timed one minute slower, his lead lost but by no means conclusively. The maths was simple; they all needed to gain between five and six minutes on Dumoulin. But here it proved impossible. That sounds simple but it takes self-discipline and a cool head to avoid the obvious temptation to push just a little bit harder.
Please refresh the page and retry. Unfortunately for the year-old though things took a dramatic turn for the worse and he felt the need to veer off the side of the road and relieve himself. When you've gotta go Natural break woe for Tom Dumoulin in stage 16 of the Giro pic. Brave man putting his hand there
For many people the most memorable moment of the Giro d'Italia was not Tom Dumoulin crossing the line and lifting the spiral trophy aloft.
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Tom Dumoulin held out a hand to Nairo Quintana after the two prepared to warm down on the rollers in the podium area immediately after the stage. Although the Colombian shook hands briefly, there was a distinct lack of respect and sportsmanship between the two after they had attacked each other and then refused to work together in the final kilometres of the km stage through the Dolomites to Ortisei. Dumoulin was angry that Quintana and Vincenzo Nibali had formed a pact to try to stop him winning the Giro d'Italia. After chasing them down over the top of the Passo Gardena, he then responded to Quintana's brief attacks on the final Pontives climb near the finish. When Nibali and Quintana refused to help him chase Thibaut Pinot, Domenico Pozzovivo and Ilnur Zakarin, he let them go clear; pulling back precious seconds and allowing them become threats for the podium places.
One-day races and Classics. Known for his time-trialing ability, Dumoulin excelled in climbing and is now seen and viewed by many as a climbing specialist.
Please refresh the page and retry. A fter just over three weeks of racing and with 3, It was a double celebration for the Dutch, too, after Jos van Emden of LottoNL-Jumbo won the 21st and final stage of the Giro with a time of 33 mins 8 secs, 15 secs faster than Dumoulin who was second quickest on the day while Manuel Quinzato of BMC Racing was a further 5 secs back on the H owever, it will be Dumoulin that will be celebrated back in Holland after the year-old took the maglia rosa , the leader's pink jersey, from Quintana who started the day with a lead of 53 secs over him. Despite losing the maglia rosa on the final day of the three-week race, Quintana managed to limit his losses and hold on to second spot on general classification 31 secs behind Dumoulin while Vincenzo Nibali, the highest place Italian in the race, completed the podium in Milan a further 9 secs back. All of our hard work has paid off and I couldn't be more thrilled. D umoulin, who lost the maglia rosa to Quintana on Friday after wearing it for nine days straight, admitted that although he went into Sunday's time trial as the favourite given his strength against the clock, it was 'a nerve-racking day'.