Bob Jungels came out on top in a sprint finish to win his first stage in a Grand Tour while Tom Dumoulin retained the leaders pink jersey in the Giro dItalia
Bob Jungels came out on top in a sprint finish to win his first stage in a Grand Tour as Tom Dumoulin retained the leaders pink jersey in the Giro dItalia.
Jungels( Quick-Step Floors) became merely the second rider from Luxembourg to win a stage in the Giro after claiming victory in the 199 -kilometre 15 th stage from Valdengo to Bergamo. Its not easy to realise but Im super happy with this victory, Jungels said.
I knew I had good legs today as I felt good in the climbs. I tried my luck in the final climbing but it was a bit longer than I expected. In the downhill I was in a perfect posture, on the wheel of[ Domenico] Pozzovivo for sprinting. This is my first sprint victory. To do it at the Giro in front of these guys is wonderful.
Nairo Quintana( Movistar) took second to claim a six-second time bonus and reduce his overall deficit to Dumoulin to two minutes 41 seconds.
Dumoulin( Team Sunweb) said: It was a hard day at a the highest average speed. There were a lot of breakaways but always some teams werent happy with it.
Eventually after 110 km a group ran. Then it was a very hard finale with a lot of favourites attacking but we stayed calm and it was a good day for us.
Britains Adam Yates( Orica) finished fourth on the stage to move up from 13 th to 11 th in the general classification.
Estonias Tanel Kangert, who started the working day in seventh, was forced out of the race after suffering a fractured elbow following a crash into a bollard 10 km from the finish. Monday is a rest day and Tuesdays stage goes from Rovetta to Bormio.
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