Giro d'Italia: Kruijswijk takes a GC hit on Roccaraso

Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma)
Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma) (Image credit: Getty Images)

There were only limited gains and losses in the Giro d'Italia battle for the overall at Roccaraso on Sunday but within those reduced parameters, time-wise Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma) was the pre-race contender who seemed to struggle the most.

In the space of the toughest final kilometre, Kruijswijk slid backwards to the point where he lost 21 seconds to Wilko Kelderman (Team Sunweb) and Jakob Fuglsang (Astana Pro Team), and seven seconds to double Giro winner Vincenzo NIbali (Trek-Segafredo).

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