OROPA, Italy (AP) — Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin put in a perfect performance on the tough climb up to Oropa to win the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia and extend his overall lead on Saturday.
Dumoulin edged out Ilnur Zakarin at the end of the 131-kilometer (81-mile) route from Castellania, with Mikel Landa third.
Specialist climber Nairo Quintana had been favorite for the stage and it appeared as if the Colombian would claim victory when he attacked with four kilometers remaining and opened up a small gap with Zakarin. But Dumoulin responded and chased him down.
Dumoulin, the Team Sunweb rider, is 2 minutes, 47 seconds ahead of 2014 winner Quintana. Thibaut Pinot moved into third.
The 100th Giro ends in Milan on May 28.