Movistar and Bahrain-Merida attack while Tom Dumoulin takes natural break at Giro d'Italia

Should they have waited?

With only kilometres to before the final ascent of Stelvio, nature called to Dumoulin and he had to answer. Quintana and co attempted to wait but with the pace picking up Dumoulin was left to ride across the line alone. The moment came to define the last week of the race as the Dutchman lost 2 minutes on Quintana as he lead went to just 31 seconds.

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Tom Dumoulin suffered badly-timed stomach trouble on stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia as he was forced to stop at the side of the road with just over 30km to go on the race's queen stage.

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