Sunday, May 28, 2017

Giro, Stage 20: Excited!

Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) had finished in the top five on four previous stages, so he was beyond excited to win the final road stage of the Giro.  Over his shoulder, Vincenzo Niblai (Bahrain-Merida) looked over to make sure he had place in the top three.  He needed the bonus seconds to offset the 10 seconds Pinot's stage win earned the Frenchman.  Grabbing second on the stage was Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin) who had worked hard to keep himself and Pinot away from the chasing group the included, Nibali, Quintana and Pozzovivo.  Rounding out the top five on the day, where Domenico Pozzovivo (Ag2r La Mondiale) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar).  Sorry, Quintana, didn't make it into frame, but his ride moved him to a 53 second lead over Tom Dumoulin.

Now Thibaut only trails Nibali by two seconds, leaving just 39 seconds separating first through third.  Dumoulin has now dropped to fourth overall (remember Nibali's remarks about karma?) but is still well within striking distance of the win tomorrow and retaking the Maglia Rosa.  If you are wondering, Jungels did not gain anytime on Adam Yates in the race for the Maglia Bianca.

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