May 17, 2017
Jungels takes stage win, Quintana gains on Dumoulin
Bergamo, 21 May 2017 – Bob Jungels used the roads of the Il Lombardia to claim his first ever sprint victory in Bergamo, beating all the other GC contenders including today's runner-up Nairo Quintana who crashed earlier on but recovered and reduced his deficit to Tom Dumoulin by six seconds, the time bonus awarded to the second rider across the line of the legendary Pope John XXIII street.
Jungels triumphs on Stage 15: Photo Giro D'Italia/Photo LaPresse - Gian Mattia D'Alberto
Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner Bob Jungels said: “It's not easy to realise but I'm super happy with this victory. I knew I had good legs today as I felt good in the climbs. I tried my luck in the final climb but it was a bit longer than I expected. In the downhill I was in a perfect position, on the wheel of [Domenico] Pozzovivo for sprinting. This is my first sprint victory. To do it at the Giro in front of these guys is wonderful.”
The race leader Tom Dumoulin said: “It was a hard day at a very high average speed. There were a lot of breakaways but always some teams weren't happy with it. Eventually after 110km, a group went. Then it was a very hard finale with a lot of favourites attacking but we stayed calm and it was a good day for us.”
1 - Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors) - 199km in 4h16’51”, average speed 46.486km/h
2 - Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) s.t.
3 - Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) s.t.
4 - Adam Yates (Orica - Scott) s.t.
5 - Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R La Mondiale) s.t.
1 - Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)
2 - Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) at 2'41"
3 - Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) at 3'21"
4 - Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain - Merida) at 3'40"
5 - Ilnur Zakarin (Team Katusha Alpecin) at 4'24"
Video Highlights (Italian Commentary)
Maglia Rosa (pink), general classification leader, sponsored by Enel - Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)
Maglia Ciclamino (cyclamen), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Segafredo - Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors)
Maglia Azzurra (blue), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum - Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb); jersey worn the day after tomorrow by Omar Fraile (Team Dimension Data)
Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Eurospin - Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)
Stage 15 Results and GC