The Colombian rider Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) won the 149km Montenero di Bisaccia-Blockhaus ninth stage of the 100th Giro d’Italia. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) and Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) finished second and third.
Nairo Quintana is the new race General Classification leader, wearing the Maglia Rosa.
1 – Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) – 149km in 3h44’51”, average speed 39.759km/h
2 – Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) at 24″
3 – Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) s.t.
4 – Bauke Mollema (Trek – Segafredo) at 41″
5 – Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain – Merida) at 1’00”
Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner and new Maglia Rosa Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) said: “On the finish line, I showed that I’m happy with my legs and the legs of my team-mates. The whole team was strong and I was strong. I’m happy with this victory. There’s still a long way to go in the Giro. We’ll get to know in the coming days if the 30-second lead I have over Tom Dumoulin is much or little, but I feel good, that’s the most important for now.”