Colombia’s Nairo Quintana took possession of the Giro d’Italia pink jersey from Dutch rival Tom Dumoulin on Friday after a 19th stage won by Spaniard Mikel Landa.

Quintana, the 2014 champion who rides for Movistar, finished nearly eight and a half minutes behind Team Sky rider Landa following a 191km ride from San Candido to the summit finish at Piancavallo.

Sunweb team leader Dumoulin, who has held the race lead since winning stage 10, finished over a minute in arrears, losing his 31sec overnight lead to drop to second overall at 38secs.

Italy’s two-time champion Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain) is now third, at 43sec.


Results from the 19th stage of the Giro d’Italia, held over 191 km between San Candido and Piancavallo:


1. Mikel Landa (ESP/SKY) 4hr 53min 00sec, 2. Rui Costa (POR/UAE) at 1min 49sec, 3. Pierre Rolland (FRA/CAN) 1:54, 4. Pello Bilbao (ESP/AST) 2:12, 5. Sebastian Henao (COL/SKY) 3:06, 6. Evgeny Shalunov (RUS/GAZ) 3:51, 7. Luis Leon Sanchez (ESP/AST) s.t., 8. Matteo Busato (ITA/WIL) 5:05, 9. Lorenzo Rota (ITA/BAR) s.t., 10. Ilia Koshevoy (BLR/WIL) 6:44

General classification

1. Nairo Quintana (COL/MOV) 85hr 02min 40sec, 2. Tom Dumoulin (NED/SUN) at 38secs, 3. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/BAH) 43, 4. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 53, 5. Ilnur Zakarin (RUS/KAT) 1min 21sec, 6. Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA/ALM) 1:30, 7. Bauke Mollema (NED/TRE) 2:48, 8. Adam Yates (GBR/ORI) 6:35, 9. Bob Jungels (LUX/QST) 7:03, 10. Steven Kruijswijk (NED/TLJ) 7:37

Agence France-Presse

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