Giro d’Italia 2016 Stages
Esteban Chaves (Orica GreenEDGE) took over the lead at the 2016 Giro d’Italia after race leader Steven Kruijswijk (Lotton NL-Jumbo) crashed on the descent of the Colle dell’Agnello and could not recover in time to preserve his lead.
Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) won the stage and now sits in second place in the general classification, 44 seconds behind Chaves. Kruijswijk is now in third, 1 minute 5 seconds behind Chaves.
It’s a dream. Absolutely incredible. The team were fantastic yet again today and I have to thank them and everyone at ORICA-GreenEDGE because this is for all of us.
Today was truly a difficult stage but we executed our race plan to perfection. Ruben was ahead in the break and he worked very hard for me in the final after Damien had done a great job on the Colle dell Agnello.
I tried to follow Vincenzo when he attacked late in the stage. I managed to keep my rhythm and stay close enough at the finish. I’m very sorry for the crash of Steven (Kruijswijk), unfortunately it’s a part of bike racing and he was unlucky today.”
– Esteban Chaves, Orica GreenEDGE
Kruijswijk explained the situation that led to his crash on the descent.
On the top of the Colle dell’Agnello, I was on my limit. I wanted to eat and drink something, and followed the others.
I made a stupid mistake. I made a wrong move and crashed in that wall of snow. My bike was battered, and I wasn’t able to continue immediately. After I started riding, everything hurt. I felt pain in my back and my ribs, and my morale was broken. I knew that I had lost time and tried to move on, but it was over. I lost my Giro today.”
– Steven Kruijswijk, Lotto NL-Jumbo
2016 Giro d’Italia Stage 19 Top Ten Results
1 Vincenzo NIBALI (ITA) AST 4:19:54
2 Mikel NIEVE ITURALDE (ESP) SKY +:51
3 Jhoan Esteban CHAVES RUBIO (COL) OGE +:53
4 Diego ULISSI (ITA) LAM +1:02
5 Rafal MAJKA (POL) TNK +2:14
6 Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE (ESP) MOV +2:14
7 Rigoberto URAN URAN (COL) CPT +2:14
8 Georg PREIDLER (AUT) TGA +2:43
9 Nicolas ROCHE (IRL) SKY +2:51
10 Hubert DUPONT (FRA) ALM +2:51
2016 Giro d’Italia General Classification Top Ten after Stage 19
1 Jhoan Esteban CHAVES RUBIO Colombia OGE 78:14:20
2 Vincenzo NIBALI Italy AST +:44
3 Steven KRUIJSWIJK Netherlands TLJ +1:05
4 Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE Spain MOV +1:48
5 Rafal MAJKA Poland TNK +3:59
6 Bob JUNGELS Luxembourg EQS +7:53
7 Andrey AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA Costa Rica MOV +9:34
8 Rigoberto URAN URAN Colombia CPT +12:18
9 Kanstantsin SIUTSOU Belarus DDD +13:19
10 Domenico POZZOVIVO Italy ALM +14:11
2016 Giro d’Italia Stage 19 route
Stage 19: High mountain
Date: 27 May, 2016
Distance: 161 km
Giro d’Italia 2016 Stage 19 route
Giro d’Italia 2016 Stage 19 route map
Giro d’Italia 2016 Stage 19 profile
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