Nairo Quintana reveals why he couldn't take more time on Tom Dumoulin in the mountains at the Giro d'Italia

Colombian says illness meant he misses out on pink jersey

Nairo Quintana and Tom Dumoulin on stage 18 of the Giro d'Italia (Credit: Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Nairo Quintana (Movistar), who lost the Giro d'Italia's pink jersey to Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) on the final day in Milan, reveals that he was sick with fever on stage 19, meaning he was unable to gain as much time as he hoped

Quintana gained 1-09 on Dumoulin on the stage to Piancavallo, but more would have helped him to defend his lead in the Milan time trial where he missed out on the overall win by 31 seconds.

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