Tom Dumoulin extends Giro d'Italia lead after surprise attack on first mountain stage

Tim Wellens wins stage six of the Giro d'Italia as Tom Dumoulin attacks his general classification rivals to increase his lead in the pink jersey

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Tim Wellens took Lotto-Soudal's second successive stage win in the Giro d'Italia's first mountain test, but the day belonged to pink jersey leader Tom Dumoulin who increased his race lead.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.