Giro 2017 Stage 16: Nibali bites while Dumoulin survives

The Giro Queen stage served up a piquant dish of the day redolent with rich drama and spiced with controversy. It’s fair to say the antipasta was a little bland, but boy did the last course on the Umbrailpass deliver. Vincenzo Nibali attacked on the last climb and rode the descent like all the beasts of hell had been released and were on his back wheel to catch long time leader Mikel Landa and out-sprint him to the line. Tom Dumoulin had an unexpected toilet trip in the bushes before the last ascent. As the GC contenders rode away without a backward glance he rode alone to save his maglia rosa – albeit with his lead slashed from 2:41 to 31secs. The Giro is NEVER over until the last stage is finished!
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