With the second rest-day behind them, riders would need to use any freshness they’d gained with a day off to put in a decent time on the difficult course laid out for them on the stage 10 time trial at the Giro d’Italia.
The GC contenders, particularly those lightweight climbers, would be looking to minimise any losses to the all-rounders competing for the win.
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Nairo Quintana (Movistar), leader at the start of the day, would need to watch closely over his shoulder at Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) and Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) who are both competent time trial riders and only within 30 seconds of Quintana at the top of the rankings.
Dutchman Dumoulin was outright favourite for victory, but would he be able to follow through and take pink after the 38.9km TT?
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The Giro d’Italia continues on Wednesday with a mountainous 161km route that should see the breakaway get an opportunity for victory.