Giro d’Italia: Tom Dumoulin’s lead cut after toilet stop on stage 16

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Dumoulin was forced to temporarily stop 33km from home in the 222km stage from Rovetta to Bormio

Tom Dumoulin saw his overall Giro d’Italia lead cut to 31 seconds after an unscheduled toilet stop during stage 16, which was won by Vincenzo Nibali.

The Dutch Sunweb rider began Tuesday with a two minutes 41 seconds advantage but stopped temporarily 33km from the finish to deal with “stomach problems”.

Controversially, the rest of the riders did not wait for him and carried on.

Italian Nibali’s stage win takes him third in the overall standings, behind Dumoulin and Colombian Nairo Quintana.

The defending champion held off Team Sky’s Mikel Landa in a sprint finish after escaping from Quintana during a high-speed final descent into Bormio.

Dumoulin said he was “very disappointed” and “very angry” immediately after the race, but later wrote on Twitter