The Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) won the 131km Castellania-Oropa (Biella) 14th stage of the 100th Giro d’Italia. Ilnur Zakarin (Team Katusha Alpecin) and Mikel Landa Meana (Team Sky) finished second and third.
Thanks to his victory, Dumoulin gains time over his rival in the GC and consolidates his Maglia Rosa.
1 – Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) – 131km in 3h02’34”, average speed 43.052km/h
2 – Ilnur Zakarin (Team Katusha Alpecin) at 3”
3 – Mikel Landa Meana (Team Sky) at 9”
4 – Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) at 14”
5 – Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) at 35”
1 – Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)
2 – Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) at 2’47”
3 – Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) at 3’25
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 and Maglia Rosa, Tom Dumoulin, said: “I knew Quintana would attack and I was dreaming of hitting back but I didn’t think this would happen. It was hard when Quintana rode away. I couldn’t follow him so I took my own pace. Then I came closer and closer. When Zakarin accelerated I only thought of gaining time on Nibali, Pinot and Mollema. I have a big advantage to take into the last week. We’ll see if it’s enough. This stage suited me but the last week will be different with a lot of climbing. We’re still far from Milan.”