Giro d'Italia: Strong time trial puts Van den Broeck within touching distance of podium

Jurgen Van den Broeck decided to 'get back to his roots' by riding the Giro d'Italia in favour of the Tour de France this season and that decision appears to have been a wise move for the Lotto Soudal leader after he moved up six places on GC to slot into fifth place overall after the sole time trial of the race. Van den Broeck finished the stage 14 59.4km time trial in seventh place 1:25 minute down on stage winner Vasil Kiryienka (Team Sky) but well ahead of Fabio Aru (Astana) and Rigoberto Uran (Etixx-Quick Step) and has positioned himself to fight for a podium position in the last week of the race

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