Quintana takes charge on first big climb

Nibali fifth, 1 min 10 secs behind

(ANSA) - Blockhaus, May 15 - Pre-race favourite Nairo Quintana of Colombia took charge of the Giro d'Italia in Sunday's ninth stage which featured the first big climb, the Blockhaus.
    Quintana came in 24 seconds ahead of Thibault Pinot and Netherlands' Tom Dumoulin, with Italy's Vincenzo Nibali fifth, 59 seconds behind.
    Quintana has a 28-second lead over Pinot in the general classification, 30 seconds over Dumoulin and one minute 10 seconds over Nibali in fifth.
    Today is a rest day.
    Tomorrow is a 39-km individual time trial from Foligno to Montefalco.
   

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