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Giro d'Italia • Stage20
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Pordenone - Asiago
Giro d'Italia - 27 May 2017

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GC STANDINGS

1. Nairo Quintana (Colombia / Movistar) 90:00:38"

2. Vincenzo Nibali (Italy / Bahrain) +39"

3. Thibaut Pinot (France / FDJ) +43"

4. Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands / Sunweb) +53"

5. Ilnur Zakarin (Russia / Katusha) +1:15"

6. Domenico Pozzovivo (Italy / AG2R) +1:30"

7. Bauke Mollema (Netherlands / Trek) +3:03"

8. Adam Yates (Britain / Orica) +6:50"

9. Bob Jungels (Luxembourg / Quick-Step) +7:18"

10. Davide Formolo (Italy / Cannondale) +12:55"

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STAGE RESULT

1. Thibaut Pinot (France / FDJ) 4:57:58"

2. Ilnur Zakarin (Russia / Katusha) ST

3. Vincenzo Nibali (Italy / Bahrain)

4. Domenico Pozzovivo (Italy / AG2R)

5. Nairo Quintana (Colombia / Movistar)

6. Bob Jungels (Luxembourg / Quick-Step) +15"

7. Adam Yates (Britain / Orica)

8. Sebastien Reichenbach (Switzerland / FDJ)

9. Bauke Mollema (Netherlands / Trek)

10. Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands / Sunweb)

 

Tomorrow's stage is going to be quite something...Dumoulin still the favourite (just).

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Here is the finish...

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Pinot, Zakarin, Niabli is the order. The gap to the chasing group was 15 seconds. Quintana retains pink, Nibali second and Pinot third. Dumoulin has defended really well but is in fourth, 58 seconds down.

0km 

Pozzovivo makes his move but Pinot reacts, and he takes the stage. And the 10 seconds bonus for the win.

2km 

Quintana is at the head of the lead group as they pass under the flamme rouge.

3km 

Yates on the front of the chasing group – 19 seconds behind and throw in the 10 seconds for the stage winner, too, and this is beginning to look like trouble for the chasing group.

4km 

The leading group kick again and re-open their advantage. There are bonus seconds for the first three over the line, too, of course.

5km

Yates and Jungels are duking it out for the white jersey and they are both in the chasing group – Yates with the advantage as it stands.

6km  

Dumoulin, Yates and Jungels putting in a shift in the chasing group – they have got the gap down to 10 seconds. The final 5kms are downhill with a kick at the end to the finish.

10km 

Pinot, Quintana and Nibali close the gap to Zakarin and Pozzovivo. Gap to Dumoulin group is 30 seconds.

12km 

Everyone needs time - the gap to Dumoulin is 27 seconds.

14km 

There are bonus seconds for the winner and Pinot, Quintana and Nibali are closing on Zakarin and Pozzovivo as they approach the summit.

16km 

Quintana, Pinot and Nibali kick again – they open up a gap again as they approach the summit. Pinot leading the way here. The gap opens again to Dumoulin, who is looking for allies. Zakarin and Pozzovivo are 19 seconds up the road.

17km 

Quintana attacks again as the gradient hits 11%. However, Jungels takes up the slack in the chasing group and Jungels and Dumoulin are back with Quintana and Nibali.

18km 

Zakarin and Pozzovivo are going well at the front and have a 15-second lead over Nibali and Quintana. Pinot has managed to bridge over to Nibali and Quintana, with Dumoulin a further 15 seconds back. Pinot, who can time trial, is at the head of that little group. Dumoulin having to set the pace of the chasing group.

19km 

Quintana attacks and Nibali follows – they are working together and have opened up a gap over the other GC contenders. There are nine seconds between the two groups. Zakarin and Pozzovivo have passed Teuns.

21km 

Nibali is not happy – he is gesticulating at Quintana who he felt did not do enough there. Still no crack from Dumoulin. Zakarin now attacks and Pozzovivo follows. They are in the mix in the GC.

22km

Nibali attacks. There is a slight gap to Dumoulin – there are gaps appearing. Quintana is on Nibali’s wheel. Zakarin takes over at the front of the group but Dumoulin has reacted and makes up a gap of 10 to 12 metres.

23km 

Devenyns is two minutes up the road...

24km 

That is a serious effort from Kiserlovski, who has re-joined the pack. That is some effort, will he have much left in the tank though?

25km

Movistar still setting the pace of the main GC group. Kiserlovski has a mechanical at the foot of the last climb and that is unfortunate for Zakarin, who is aiming for a podium finish.

30km 

Here it is...

35km 

Antonio Flecha previews the last climb of this year's Giro.

40km 

The final climb to Forza is imminent - expect fireworks.

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Yup, that was a fox on the road. A stuffed one.

47km 

Amador is leading the descent for Quintana. The climb to Forza looks like it will prove crucial as none of the leading men appear able or willing to attack as of yet.

51km 

Quintana and Dumoulin are second and fourth wheel of the leading group as they descend, Pinot and Nibali are also in the mix, with 51km to go.

60km 

A relatively relaxed beginning to the descent - it is quite the technical, narrow one, so there could be plenty action to come. Teuns has managed to bridge back to Devenyns.

66km 

The main group has swelled again, with Yates and Mollema having re-joined as the main contenders prepare for the descent that is 26km long. Movistar assume control of the peloton again.

68km 

Dries Devenyns attacks and he crosses Monte Grappa to take the King of the Mountains points.

70km 

Dylan Teuns and Dries Devenyns are still in a break but the peloton is beginning to eat into their lead, which is now down to 02:26 – they are 2km from the top.

73km 

Dumoulin has the wheel of Jungels, and that is bad news for Yates in the race for the white jersey, with Jungels his closest challenger for the best young rider jersey.

74km

Ilnur Zakarin attacks and Quintana reacts. It is on. The favourites are all following but Adam Yates is being dropped. Dumoulin is in the group now but has been isolated – no team-mates. Katusha–Alpecin are setting a brutal pace at the front and they have a man up the road in Maxim Belkov.

79km 

The lead group is halfway up Monte Grappa and Tom Dumoulin is sitting with the top seven or eight riders. No attacks of note yet. Dumoulin looking good after yesterday's struggles, and has a couple of riders with him.

80km 

The maglia rosa, Nairo Quintana, looking relatively comfortable – the Colombian is just off the front, with Katusha–Alpecin setting the pace. However, a couple of his team-mates have been distances, with Winner Anacona beginning to struggle. Still no sign of weakness from any of the GC contenders.

82km 

On the front of the peloton, Katusha–Alpecin are setting a brutal pace. Their leader, Ilnur Zakarin, sits fifth in the overall classification. The gap to the break is 05:45.

84km 

The break is down to four riders in the break, Dylan Teuns (BMC), Tom-Jelte Slagter (Cannondale–Drapac), Matthieu Ladagnous (FDJ) and Dries Devenyns (Quick-Step Floors).

87km 

The ascent of Monte Grappa stretches to 24km and Dumoulin looks like he won’t be making the same ‘rookie’ mistake as yesterday, when he was distanced on the descent of the Cat.3 Monte Croce. His Team Sunweb are just off the front with Movistar setting the pace.

90km 

And we are on the ascent of Monte Grappa…

94km 

Tom Dumoulin and a posse of Team Sunweb riders are just off the front of the peloton, with Movistar still setting the pace.

99km 

Andreetta and Muhlberger, who were formed a two-man chasing pack of the six further up the road, have been swallowed up by the pack. The peloton are eight minutes back as we approach the first immediate sprint.

106km 

Movistar setting the pace at the head of the peloton – the big question is how does Tom Dumoulin feel? He was running on empty towards the end of yesterday’s stage.

12:55 

We are already 69km in - and have a break of six riders up the road, with Mathieu Ladagnous leading the way. The maglia rosa group are some 06:43 back.

12:45 

This is what's on the agenda today for the riders…

Video - Giro d'Italia preview: Stage 20 - Pordenone to Asiago

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12:35 

Tom Dumoulin trails Nairo Quintana by 38 seconds in the GC, and with the Dutchman looking to limit his losses, expect fireworks in this thrilling 100th edition of the Giro.

12:25 

Right so, ahead of tomorrow’s time trial, today represents the final mountain showdown – a 190km ride from Pordenone to Asiago which features the gruelling Monte Grappa and the twisting, steep climb to Forza ahead of a 15km rolling plateau to the finish.

12:10 

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 20th Stage of the Giro - it should be a corker!