Steven Kruijswijk blasts rivals in Giro d’Italia mountain time trial as Nibali fades

Giro d'Italia leader Steven Kruijswijk extended advantage at the top of the general classification as Vincenzo Nibali had trouble

Steven Kruijswijk on stage fifteen of the 2016 Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Watson)

Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) bettered all of his general classification rivals on the crucial mountain time trial stage of the 2016 Giro d'Italia on Sunday.

Having taken the race lead after the previous day's stage, the Dutchman went into the day to try and defend his position. However, he did better than that - finishing a close second to surprise stage winner Alexander Foliforov (Gazprom-Rusvelo) and extending his lead at the top of the overall standing.

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