Giro d'Italia

Luxembourg's Bob Jungels loses jersey to Colombia's Nairo Quintana

Colombia's Nairo Quintana of team Movistar celebrates the pink jersey win taking it from Luxembourg's Bob Jungels
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Luxembourg cyclist Bob Jungels lost his pink jersey as overall race leader to Colombia's Nairo Quintana as he soared to victory on a dramatic ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday.

Movistar's Quintana came over the finish line 23secs ahead of Frenchman Thibaut Pinot and Dutchman Tom Dumoulin, to snatch the race lead from Luxembourg's Bob Jungels.

Pink jersey Luxembourg's Bob Jungels of team Quick-Step rides in the pack during the 9th stage of the 100th Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy
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Quick Step rider Jungels started the 149km stage from Montenero di Bisaccia to Blockhaus with a 10 second lead on Quintana but was one of several contenders that saw his hopes dashed on a drama-filled stage in which British pair Geraint Thomas and Adam Yates collided with a police motorcycle.

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