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21 May 2017

Bob Jungels wins in Bergamo!

Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors) won the 199km Valdengo-Bergamo 15th stage of the 100th Giro d’Italia. Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) and Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) finished second and third.

Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) remains the race General Classification leader, wearing the Maglia Rosa.

FINAL RESULT
1 – Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors) – 199km in 4h16’51”, average speed 46.486km/h
2 – Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) s.t.
3 – Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) s.t.
4 – Adam Yates (Orica – Scott) s.t.
5 – Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R La Mondiale) s.t.

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)
2 – Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) at 2’41”
3 – Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) at 3’21”
4 – Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain – Merida) at 3’40”
5 – Ilnur Zakarin (Team Katusha Alpecin) at 4’24”

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Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner Bob Jungels said: “It’s not easy to realise but I’m super happy with this victory. I knew I had good legs today as I felt good in the climbs. I tried my luck in the final climb but it was a bit longer than I expected. In the downhill I was in a perfect position, 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.”

The race leader Tom Dumoulin said: “It was a hard day at a very high average speed. There were a lot of breakaways but always some teams weren’t happy with it. Eventually after 110km, a group went. 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.”

JERSEYS

  • Maglia Rosa (pink), general classification leader, sponsored by Enel – Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)
  • Maglia Ciclamino (cyclamen), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Segafredo – Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors)
  • Maglia Azzurra (blue), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)
  • Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Eurospin – Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)

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