Nairo Quintana wins on Blockhaus as Giro d'Italia stage nine marred by motorbike crash

The Colombian takes control of the maglia rosa after stage nine victory as Geraint Thomas and Adam Yates see overall chances severely dented by motorbike crash

Nairo Quintana wins on Blockhaus at the 2017 Giro d'Italia (LaPresse - D'Alberto / Ferrari)

(Image credit: GM D"Alberto)

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) put in a sensational performance to take victory on the Giro d'Italia stage nine summit finish to Blockhaus and take control of the general classification.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).