Back to plan A for Tom Dumoulin after a disappointing day at the Giro d'Italia

The Dutchman will now look to take victory in Sunday's long time trial at the Giro d'Italia, which was his pre-race goal

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Tom Dumoulin's overall hopes disappeared on one of the Giro d'Italia's lesser-known climbs through Tuscany this afternoon. Team Giant-Alpecin's Dutchman, who lost 1-07 minutes in the dust of the white gravel roads and the pink jersey, says its now back to plan A.

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) opened fire on the gravel climb over the Alpe di Ponti at 827 metres.

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