Fo­liforov tri­umphs as Krui­jswijk tight­ens grip on pink

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ALPE DI SIUSI (Italy)— Rus­sia’s Alexan­der Fo­liforov (Gazprom) snatched a dra­matic vic­tory in the 15th stage time trial of the Giro d’Italia on Sun­day after fin­ish­ing less than a sec­ond ahead of race leader Steven Krui­jswijk.

Fo­liforov clocked a win­ning time of 28min 39sec for the stage win, with Dutch­man Krui­jswijk, who rode into the pink jer­sey on Satur­day, in sec­ond after the tough 10.8 km up­hill race against the clock.

It was a dis­as­trous day for 2013 cham­pion and pre-race favourite Vin­cenzo Nibali, who suf­fered a me­chan­i­cal prob­lem and a bike change on his way to see­ing his 41sec overnight deficit grow to a mas­sive 2min 51sec after he could only fin­ish in 30:49.—AFP

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