Another Monday is here and our news from the world of cycling with it! So, what did you miss?
Big win for Dumoulin
The Dutchman did great in yesterday’s time trial, climbing from fourth to first place in the GC, beating Nairo Quintana by 31 seconds. Considering the fact that he started the day trailing 53 seconds to the Colombian pro, gaining such a huge amount of time in just 29.3km is really impressive. The other two contenders fared better than Nairo, but even Nibali and Pinot were no match for Dumoulin.
— Giro d'Italia (@giroditalia) May 28, 2017
“No, I never expected to win the Giro. Maybe somewhere in the future, maybe one time with a lot of luck or whatever, but not this year. I would have been very happy with a place in the top ten. I still made history by shi*ting in the woods but now in a positive way. I will go down in the history books for winning the Giro after pooping in the woods, it’s quite amazing,” Dumoulin said while enjoying a slice of pizza from a nearby shop.
A well-deserved treat, Tom. Hats off to you!
1. Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo, in 33-08
2. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb, at 15 secs
3. Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team, at 27 secs
4. Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky, at 31 secs
5. Joey Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team, at 35 secs
6. Jan Barta (Cze) Bora-Hansgrohe, at 39 secs
7. Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Sunweb, at 51 secs
8. Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors, at 54 secs
9. Jan Tratnik (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice, at 57 secs
10. Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team, at 1-02
Giro d’Italia 2017
1. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb, in 90-34-54
2. Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team, at 31 secs
3. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida, at 40 secs
4. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ, at 1-17
5. Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin, at 1-56
6. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale, at 3-11
7. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo, at 3-41
8. Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors, at 7-04
9. Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott, at 8-10
10. Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac, at 15-17
— Gary McQuaid (@garymcquaid) May 21, 2017
— Robert Gesink (@RGUpdate) May 26, 2017
Tour de Pharmacy
Andy Samberg and Murray Miller have teamed up with HBO again to produce a sports-oriented satire. After last year’s 7 Days in Hell, focusing on tennis, they’re having a go at cycling. And it should be a lot of fun! Watch the trailer below.