'There's nothing I could've done': Tom Dumoulin applauds Chris Froome's 'special' Giro d'Italia ride

Dumoulin tips his hat to Froome after his 80km solo ride

Tom Dumoulin leads the chase group on stage 19 of the Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) could have done no more to stop Chris Froome from riding to his second stage win and the Giro d'Italia's pink jersey on stage 19. All that was left to do at the finish was for the Dutchman to applaud.

With just one serious day remaining, Froome took over the lead with an 80km solo effort. Team Sky's star dropped former leader Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) and held off 2017 Giro d'Italia victor Tom Dumoulin.

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