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27 May 2017

Pinot wins the stage 20. Quintana keeps the Maglia Rosa

The French rider Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) won the 20th stage of the 100th Giro d’Italia; a distance of 190km from Pordenone to Asiago. Ilnur Zakarin (Team Katusha Alpecin) and Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain – Merida) finished second and third.

Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) remains the race General Classification leader, wearing the Maglia Rosa.

FINAL RESULT
1 – Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) – 190km in 4h57’58”, average speed 38.259km/h
2 – Ilnur Zakarin (Team Katusha Alpecin) s.t.
3 – Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain – Merida) s.t.
4 – Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R La Mondiale) s.t.
5 – Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) s.t.

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team)
2 – Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain – Merida) at 39″
3 – Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) at 43″
4 – Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) at 53″
5 – Ilnur Zakarin (Team Katusha Alpecin) at 1’15”

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Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner Pinot said: “Until 3km to go I only thought of gaining time, but in the last 3km I really had the stage win in mind. It’s not easy to win a stage when racing for GC and this was my last opportunity. However it’s not enough to have gained 25 seconds on Tom Dumoulin. Tomorrow’s time trial suits him really well but I’ll do my best to limit the losses and get the best possible final result.”

The race leader Quintana said: “I’m happy with today’s stage. We have had a good fight with the other rivals. It was important not to lose any time on them but I also wanted to gain some. I didn’t gain as much as I wanted onto Tom (Dumoulin) but there was nothing more we could do today. Now we’ll play all our cards flat out tomorrow.”

JERSEYS

  • Maglia Rosa (pink), general classification leader, sponsored by Enel – Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team)
  • 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 – Mikel Landa Meana (Team Sky)
  • Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Eurospin – Adam Yates (Orica – Scott)

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