"It was the time trials that really tipped the balance in this Giro", added the Italian, who won a thrilling stage 16 into Bormio in which Dumoulin was forced to chase frantically over the last climb of the Stelvio after suffering an embarrassing, unshceduled toilet stop.
Especially as Sunday s final stage is a mainly flat time trial over 29.3km from Monza to Milan, and Dumoulin was almost three minutes faster than him on the 10th stage time trial last week.
"It was only stage nine, the Giro had really just started, but Quintana showed he was very strong", Dumoulin said Sunday. "Just everything fell into place the whole Giro".
The Team Sunweb rider was expected to make inroads into his 53 second deficit to race leader Nairo Quintana of Colombia, due to his specialty in the time trial discipline.
Thanks to a Dutch one-two on the stage finish, Van Emden gave the Netherlands a double reason for celebration when he claimed his maiden grand tour stage win with a sensational ride into the Lombardy capital. But then I sat here in front of the TV and it was only a few seconds and I was really angry. Chris Horner's 2013 Vuelta a España victory still feels more preposterous than Dumoulin's win, but Horner didn't do it against this good of a field. - AFP picDumoulin finished second behind compatriot Jos van Emden (LottoNL-Jumbo) in the stage to round off what a tearful Van Emden called "a great day for Dutch cycling".
Nairo Quintana and Vincenzo Nibali joined Dumoulin on the podium
Quintana now leads second-placed Dumoulin by 38 seconds, third-placed Nibali by 43 and Pinot (FDJ) by 53.
Quintana will also race in the Tour de France later this summer.
Dumoulin, a time trial genius without much of a climber's profile, flirted with a Giro win before, but he dissolved in the third week and seemed like the sort of rider who could take the leader's jersey with a dominant time trial but inevitably lose it once attacked.
A second Tour stage win came in 2015 when Pinot, after a solo attack, conquered Alpe d'Huez. Further back, Dumoulin came through the first split in second place, destroying Ilnur Zakarin's chances of winning in the process.
But their combined efforts failed to shake the Dutchman, who for the closing kilometres was left in a five-man group containing allies in Bob Jungels (Quick Step), Adam Yates (Orica) and fellow Dutchman Bauke Mollema (Trek). "There are guys like Bradley Wiggins, but I don't want to compare myself to anyone". "I will go down in the history books for winning the Giro after pooping in the woods, it's quite awesome", Dumoulin explained. I don't feel myself like a champion, but I nearly feel like it when I see my name on the trophy.
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English rookie Jack Harvey - another of the Andretti Autosport clan - also spun trying to avoid debris from Daly's accident. Honda had a clear speed advantage through the run-up to the race, but with the power came questions of reliability.
Stanton's long homer helps Marlins beat Angels 8-5
He is now hitting for a.337 average with 16 home runs and 36 RBI, and he has stolen 10 bases on the season. He allowed just the two runs but struggled with a high pitch count after walking six and fanning seven.
With scant detail on the film, aside from the fact that "it's happening", it was left to the internet to figure out the plot. WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE: @TomCruise just confirmed that Top Gun 2 is happening! "It's definitely happening.
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But there were few signs of ring-rust as the former Germany defender produced three crucial last-ditch blocks to thwart Costa. The Gunners board and Wenger will convene for a board meeting on Tuesday (30 May) where his future will be decided.
Thousands of fans wore Totti's No. 10 shirt - in white or red - while others had T-shirts that read simply, "captain forever". You try to get back to sleep, but will never be back in that same dream. "This time it wasn't a dream, it was reality".
The production company is Indian, but we are thinking of getting it on air in India and Pakistan as well. Aside from the two T20s, bilateral series involving "A" sides and U-16 teams were also agreed upon.
Hopefully, they can be happy for at least some hours". "Ed Woodward has my analysis, what I want", the United manager said . The victory ensured that United book a place in next seasons Champions League final. "We are very disappointed".
Sato went through all the usual post-race traditions, drinking the milk and kissing the bricks and snapping pictures in his auto . He still drank from a carton of milk to close out his experience at Indy, and didn't rule out a potential return.
He was fined 100 percent of his match fee by the ICC, but was cleared to play the third day-night Test at the Adelaide Oval. Eventually, a brilliant last over from Wood saw South Africa finish off the chase 2 runs short of England's total of 330.
The Warriors finished sweeping the Spurs in the Western Conference finals on Monday and are waiting for the Finals to begin. There was too much jubilation and joy in the Cavs' locker room to wade into that territory.
On Monday (May 22) a suicide bomber took the lives of 22 people who attended a sold out Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will make his first official visit to London to meet with his counter-part, Boris Johnson.
James surpasses Jordan as all-time playoff scoring leader
Horford, who averaged a lackluster 12.4 points and 4.2 rebounds in the series, figures to definitely be in the long-term plans. But Ty Lue chose to keep him in the game. "It was one of those games we had to fight through and we had to earn it", he said.
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Proud Wenger hails Arsenal's 'spectacular' FA Cup win
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Arsene Wenger's future to be decided later this week
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Cavs blow out Celts to reach finals
It's the matchup most expected, the matchup most predicted, and probably the matchup the Cavaliers and Warriors wanted as well. The Cavaliers lost to the Warriors in 2015 and then came back from a 3-1 deficit to win the title in 2016.
Trump hits out at 'fake news' following Kushner reports
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Rocker Gregg Allman dies at 69
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Brush fire on Los Angeles hillside sparked by weed whacker
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