Rohan Dennis wins second Giro d'Italia TT, Tom Dumoulin reduces gap with Simon Yates
May 22 2018 05:20 pm CET

Rohan Dennis wins second Giro d'Italia TT, Tom Dumoulin reduces gap with Simon Yates
Rohan Dennis wins second Giro d'Italia TT, Tom Dumoulin reduces gap with Simon Yates
Photo of Rohan Dennis © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Rohan Dennis (BMC) was the fastest man at the Individual Time Trial of the 16th stage of the Giro d'Italia. Tom Dumoulin managed to get closer to Simon Yates in the General Classification, reducing the gap to 56 seconds.

The last week of the Italian grand tour started with the decisive individual time trial of 34.2 kilometres from Trento to Rovereto. Some of the favourite riders to win the stage started early on the day and Alex Dowsett (Katusha-Alpecin) was the first of the top candidates to sit in the hot-seat.

Moments later, winner of the last stage of the 2017 edition of the Giro d'Italia Jos van Emden (LottoNL-Jumbo) set the best time at 40 minutes and 27 seconds. He didn't get to enjoy the lead for long though as Tony Martin (Katusha-Alpecin) stopped the clock at 40 minutes and 14 seconds.

It would come to a long wait for the German as other riders were unable to top his time while the focus also moved to the General Classification contenders. The first of the race favourites to start was Chris Froome (Sky), who was followed by Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ), Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida), Tom Dumoulin and race leader Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott).

Meanwhile, Rohan Dennis (BMC) stopped the clock at 40 minutes and positioned himself in the first position of the day.

Froome crossed the finish line at 40 minutes and 35 seconds while Pinot set a time of 43 minutes and 19 seconds. Dumoulin completed the route in 40 minutes and 22 seconds, taking the provisional third spot of the time trial.

Yates finished the route in 41 minutes and 37 seconds, keeping an advantage of 56 seconds in the General Classification over Dumoulin and wearing the Pink Jersey for another day. Froome moved to the 4th place of the overall standings.






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