Kruijswijk moves into Giro d’Italia pink as Chaves wins stage 14 and rivals lose time

Esteban Chaves wins stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia and Steven Kruijswijk moves into pink as Vincenzo Nibali and Alejandro Valverde lose time

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It was heartbreak for Darwin Atapuma (BMC) and elation for Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo), who moved into pink on a decisive queen stage at the Giro d'Italia as Esteban Chaves (Orica-GreenEdge) won the stage.

Kruijswijk attacked with Chaves on the climb of Passo Valparola, distancing Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) before contesting the finish with Georg Preidler (Giant-Alpecin).

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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.