Giro 2017 Stage 18: Tejay outfoxes Landa; Domoulin toys with rivals

This Giro just goes from one controversy to another, it seems. But it also has some amazing moments – and we got both today at Stage 18. First, the joy. Tejay van Garderen finally took his first Grand Tour win, just days after doubting himself and his abilities. After outsprinting breakmate Mikel Landa, he sobbed uncontrollably with the relief of it all. Controversy? Seems Tom Dumoulin (still in pink) wasn’t enamoured with the (lack of) tactics from Nairo Quintana and Vincenzo Nibali.
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Giro 2017 Stage 15: Jungels rides fast and furious to first GT stage win

It was supposed to be a containable stage – one where the GC would let a break go and wait for the climbs to spring into action. Oh, but this Giro keeps the surprises coming. A break wasn’t allowed to go until well over 100km had been ridden (in two hours!) and the fast pace never slowed. By the time the peloton negotiated the hairpins on the Selvino descent and came careering into Bergamo, with its cobbley twists and turns, there was a small leading group from which Bob Jungels sprinted to his first GT stage win. Tom Dumoulin stays in pink.
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Giro 2017 Stage 14: Dumoulin crushes spirits on Oropa

“I knew the attacks would come” but Tom Dumoulin was ready. On a stage that Nairo Quintana was supposed to take precious seconds back from his Dutch rival, Dumoulin did more than just defend the maglia rosa. He went on the offensive and took a spectacular win on Oropa, extending his lead over all his rivals, including Quintana who is now 2.47 down.
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