Summarize the sixteenth stage of the hundredth version of the legendary Italian Cycling.
The most difficult stage of the anniversary of the race consisted of three serial killer mountains, including Passo dello Stelvio, where there was the highest mark of the race.
The organizers of the “Giro” on the legendary ascent Mortirolo honored the memory of the tragically deceased driver of “Astana” Michele Scarponi that a few weeks before the start of the race received a fatal injury in a collision with a car. It is symbolic that the separation of special mountain
award CIMA Scarponi took Luis Leon Sanchez of “Astana”.
Meanwhile, in the breakaway there were a solid company – Mikel Landa, Omar Fraile, winner Anacona, Daniele Bennati, Basil Kirienko, Alberto Losada, and many others decided to try their luck at the prestigious stage.
In the group of generalisimo all the fun started for 32 kilometres before the finish, when the gap caught intermediate the overall leader Tom Dumoulin. The Dutchman at long last the mountain and could not catch up with the group, their main rivals for the pink Jersey.
In isolation a good solo attack took Mikel Landa, and in the group of GC contenders, the most resistant were Vincenzo nibali, Nair Quintana, Domenico Pozzovivo and Ilnur Zakarin. This Quartet to the top of the pass Umbrail almost caught up with Landa.
On the descent to the finish in Bormio Nibali escaped from his companions, but could not throw off the wheel Landa. In the final shot Italian literally a few inches ahead of its former partner and brought his country a first victory on his home event.
Tom Dumoulin incredible efforts and has kept the lead in the overall standings, but this step cost him more than two minutes lost time. Nibali is back in the top 3, behind Quintana a little more than 30 seconds.
Giro d’italia-2017. The results of the sixteenth stage:
1. Vincenzo Nibali (Italy, Bahrain-Merida) – 6:24:22
2. Mikel Landa (Spain, Team Sky)
3. Nair Quintana (Colombia, Movistar Team) – 0,12
4. Domenico Pozzovivo (Italy, AG2R La Mondiale) – 0,24
5. Ilnur Zakarin (Russia, Katusha-Alpecin) – 0,32
Overall standings after sixteen stages:
1. Tom Especially Dumoulin Can (Netherlands, Sunweb) – 70:14:48
2. Nairo Quintana (Colombia, Movistar) – 0,31
3. Vincenzo Nibali (Italy, Bahrain-Merida) – 1,12
4. Thibaut Pinot (France, FDJ) – 2,38
5. Ilnur Zakarin (Russia, Katusha-Alpecin) Is 2.40
Tomorrow Giro another heavy mountain stage – in the starting 60 kilometers the participants of the marathon will overcome two mountains the second category, then there will be another less complex category climb and a long 75-kilometer stretch with a gradual climb of 1,000 meters.
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