Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) won the 16th and Queen stage of the Giro d’Italia, sprinting to the win just ahead of Mikel Landa (Team Sky). Nairo Quintana (Movistar) crossed the line in 3rd place on the stage while Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) lost a fair amount of time but still retained the overall pink leaders jersey. At 224km in length and including the climbs Passo Mortirolo, Passo Stelvio and the Umbrailpass, it was clear to see why the 16th stage of the Giro d’Italia was considered the queen stage of the race. The peloton did not start the stage with any fear though, in fact there.
After Edvald Boasson Hagen triumphed at the Tour of Norway last week, racing continues in Norway this week for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka as we take on the UCI 2.1 Tour des Fjords. The Norwegian event gets underway tomorrow and will reach its conclusion on Sunday, 28 May after 5 road stages have been completed. After missing out on competing at last year’s edition of the Tour des Fjords, our African Team is delighted to be back racing one of the most scenic races in the world. Similar to last week’s parcour at the Tour of Norway, 5 road stages all of an undulating.
The last week of the Giro d’Italia is about to kick off. Here is all the action from the second week, including Omar Fraile’s stage win!.