Tom Dumoulin takes race lead after stunning Vuelta a España time trial win

Tom Dumoulin leads Fabio Aru by just three seconds heading into the final four stages of the Vuelta a España after smashing the 38.7km time trial

9 September 2015
70th Vuelta a Espana
Stage 17 : Burgos - Burgos ITT
1st : DUMOULIN Tom (NED) Giant - Alpecin
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) grabbed the Vuelta a España leader's jersey with both hands after an emphatic performance in the stage 17 time trial, winning by over a minute over Maciej Bodnar.

The Dutchman crossed the line in 46-01, with Fabio Aru (Astana) putting in the performance of his life to finish just 1-54 down and trail by three seconds in the overall standings

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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.