Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) bettered all of his general classification rivals on the crucial mountain time trial stage of the 2016 Giro d’Italia on Sunday.
Having taken the race lead after the previous day’s stage, the Dutchman went into the day to try and defend his position. However, he did better than that – finishing a close second to surprise stage winner Alexander Foliforov (Gazprom-Rusvelo) and extending his lead at the top of the overall standing.
Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) had started the stage as Kruijswijk’s closest rival, 41 seconds adrift overall. However, disaster struck for the Italian favourite as he dropped his chain and his rear derailleur appeared to get snapped off the frame.
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