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Time-trial masterclass earns Dumoulin Giro lead

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Time-trial masterclass earns Dumoulin Giro lead

Time-trial masterclass earns Dumoulin Giro lead

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Tom Dumoulin blew the field away in the time trial following a rest day, opening up an overall lead of two minutes and 23 seconds.

Tom Dumoulin surged into the Giro d'Italia general classification lead with a blistering time-trial win and Geraint Thomas finished second just two days after a police motorbike dealt a huge blow to his title hopes.

Dumoulin produces incredible time-trial

Dumoulin started Tuesday's 10th stage 24 seconds adrift of Nairo Quintana, who took the Maglia Rosa two days earlier with a victory on stage nine.

But Team Sunweb rider Dumoulin produced a time-trial exhibition on the 39.8 kilometre route from Foligno to Montefalco to take the pink jersey.

Quintana loses pink jersey

The 26-year-old from the Netherlands was in a class of his own, clocking 50:37 to open up an advantage of two minutes and 23 seconds over Quintana, who was 2:53 slower than the new leader to finish back in 23rd.

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