Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) won the 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia after eclipsing his GC rivals in the final individual time trial stage in Milan. Nairo Quintana (Movistar) finished 2nd overall and Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) was 3rd. Jos Van Emden (LottoNL-Jumbo) was the final stage victor. For Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, the final 29km individual time trial stage was never going to favour our 7 riders and so the day became one of celebrating our success over the past 3 weeks. There is much our African Team can be happy about with Omar Fraile’s stage 11 victory the standout performance. Our riders rode.
Edvald Boasson Hagen made it a hatrick of stage victories and won the final stage of the Tour des Fjords and with it, the overall general classification as well. Timo Roosen (LottoNL-Jumbo) was 2nd on the final stage and Jereon Meijers (Roompot) placed 3rd. The final stage of the Tour des Fjords got underway in the pouring rain and cold but the racing got heated really early on. 4 riders got away in an early move but as the wind picked up, the peloton was forced into the gutter and the echelons formed. With 100km to go, the break was caught with the race splitting.
You have to love the Italian passion for bike riding… Giro d’Italia stage 20 as captured by Scott Mitchell, beautiful..