Leading General Classification after Stage 14: 1 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 57hrs 20mins 10secs, 2 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha at 26secs, 3 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin at 49secs, 4 Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica GreenEdge at 1min 29secs, 5 Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo at 1min 33secs, 6 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky at 2mins 10secs, 7 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team at 2mins 11secs, 8 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha at 2mins 13secs, 9 Nairo
Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team at 3mins 00secs, 10 Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar at 3mins 39secs.
Epuisant Paradoxalement, l'ecart le separant de son dauphin, Nairo
Quintana, a depasse a peine la minute.
Next year I'll come back and renew the rivalry with Nairo
The 30-year-old Team Sky leader countered attacks from nearest rival Nairo
Quintana (Movistar) early and late on the 161-kilometres route from Digne-les-Bains as German Simon Geschke (Giant-Alpecin) won.
The 30-year-old Team Sky leader successfully countered attacks from nearest rival Nairo
Quintana (Movistar) early and late on the 161km route from Digne-les-Bains as German Simon Geschke (Giant-Alpecin) won.
Sky, initially through the work of Australian Richie Porte and later Thomas, managed to close down attacks from former winner Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo), last year's champion Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and dangerous Movistar pairing Alejandro Valverde and Nairo
German rider Martin fell and ended up pulling out of the race in a crash that also brought down eight other riders including defending champion Vincenzo Nibali and Colombian climbing ace Nairo
5 billion people every year, will be a battle royale between defending champion Vincenzo nibali, Alberto Contador, Chris Froome and Nairo
Quintana in July.
Quintana, Colombia, Movistar, 15 seconds behind.
First he sees off Alberto Contador before shifting his focus to Nairo
Quintana with around 5km remaining.
Quintana crossed the line with general classification rival Rigoberto Uran just behind him to all but assure the 24-year-old of overall victory in his first Giro.
Froome finished third in Stage 20 to the ski station of Annecy-Semnoz, won by Colombian rider Nairo