Cycling: Dumoulin wins 100th Giro d'Italia in final stage thriller

MILAN (AFP) - Tom Dumoulin won the 100th edition of the Giro d'Italia in sensational style on Sunday to make history as the first Dutch winner of the three-week Italian race.

Sunweb team leader Dumoulin went into the final stage, a 29.3 km time trial from Monza race track to Milan's famous Duomo cathedral, 53secs behind overnight leader Nairo Quintana of Colombia.

But the 26-year-old Dutchman, who led the race for nine stage before losing the pink jersey to Quintana on stage 19, secured his maiden grand tour victory after a second-place finish behind stage winner Jan van Emden.

Quintana, of the Movistar team, finished second with Italy's two-time champion Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain) finishing third.

Get The Straits Times
newsletters in your inbox