Friday, May 27, 2016

Giro Jot del Giorno - 5/27/2016


Steven Kruijswijk crashes on the descent of the Colle dell'Agnello, eventually losing his overall race lead.

The Dutch have never won the Giro d'Italia. Steven Kruijswijk looked poised to change that with a commanding three minute lead over his closest rival, but a spectacular crash against a snowbank dashed those hopes. Kruijswijk tumbled to third overall, 1:05 behind new leader Esteban Chavez. Interestingly, only two Dutchman have won any Grand Tour, with Jan Janssen winning the 1967 Vuelta and 1968 Tour and Joop Zoetemelk repeating similar wins on the 1979 Vuelta and 1980 Tour de France. Unless something dramatic changes the overall picture on the last climbing stage this Saturday, the Netherlands will have to wait another year before one of their countrymen wins the Giro.

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