Gianluca Brambilla fights to keep Giro d'Italia lead in stage nine time trial

Primož Roglič wins the time trial stage as bad weather affects late starters. Gianluca Brambilla tops overall by one second ahead of team-mate Bob Jungels - Photos by Graham Watson

Gianluca Brambilla on stage nine of the 2016 Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Giro d'Italia leader Gianluca Brambilla (Etixx-Quick Step) put everything into his time trial performance on stage nine to retain the maglia rosa by just one second.

Last man off, Italian Brambilla had the benefit of knowing exactly how his rivals had fared, and put in a precisely measured ride to retain the overall race lead.

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