Strava stats reveal just how fast Nairo Quintana attacked on the Blockhaus at the Giro d'Italia

Thibaut Pinot's Strava numbers show the acceleration required to follow Quintana

Nairo Quintana, Vincenzo Nibali, and Thibaut PInot on stage nine of the Giro d'Italia (Credit: Sunada)

(Image credit: Sunada)

While disaster struck on the Blockhaus for Geraint Thomas and Adam Yates, FDJ's Thibaut Pinot produced an excellent ride to finish second on the stage, 24 seconds behind Nairo Quintana, a ride that he has now uploaded to Strava.

Pinot was one of only two riders, together with Vincenzo Nibali, able to follow Quintana's initial attack with 6.7km remaining, with Quintana attacking at 32kmh on the seven per cent gradients.

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