They Need Time G17-147
Once Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) had gone on the offensive, it forced everyone else to respond. Quickly joining the Italian was Thibaut Pinot (FDJ). His attack brought the Maglia Rosa of Nairo Quintana (Movistar) out of the gruppa to join the effort. Behind them, Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) was struggling just a bit, so this trio was hoping to put as much time into the Dutchman as possible. Everyone was made aware of Dumoulin's time trialing prowess on stage 15, so none wanted to cede the race to him on the final stage tomorrow. Then of course their was a stage victory and podium positions to ride for today, as well.