Colombia’s Nairo Quintana soared to victory on a dramatic ninth stage of the Giro d’Italia on Sunday to claim the race leader’s pink jersey.

Movistar’s Quintana came over the finish line 23secs ahead of Frenchman Thibaut Pinot and Dutchman Tom Dumoulin, to wrest the race lead from Luxembourg’s Bob Jungels.

Quick Step rider Jungels started the 149km stage from Montenero di Bisaccia to Blockhaus with a 10 second lead on Quintana but was one of several contenders that saw his hopes dashed on a drama-filled stage in which British pair Geraint Thomas and Adam Yates collided with a police motorcycle.


Results from the ninth stage of the Giro d’Italia, held over 149km from Montenero di Bisaccia to Blockhaus on Sunday:

1. Nairo Quintana (COL/MOV) 3hr 44min 51sec, 2. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) at 24secs, 3. Tom Dumoulin (NED/SUN) same time, 4. Bauke Mollema (NED/TRE) 41, 5. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/BAH) 1:00, 6. Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA/ALM) 1:18, 7. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 2:02. 8. Ilnur Zakarin (RUS/KAT) 2:14, 9. Sebastien Reichenbach (SUI/FDJ) 2:28, 10. Davide Formolo (ITA/CAN) 2:35

General classification

1. Nairo Quintana (COL/MOV) 42hr 06min 09sec, 2. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) at 28secs, 3. Tom Dumoulin (NED/SUN) 30, 4. Bauke Mollema (NED/TRE) 51, 5. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/BAH) 1min 10sec, 6. Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA/ALM) 1:28, 7. Ilnur Zakarin (RUS/KAT) 2:28, 8. Davide Formolo (ITA/CAN) 2:45, 9. Andrey Amador (CRC/MOV) 2:53, 10. Steven Kruijswijk (NED/TLJ) 3:06

Agence France-Presse

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