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Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) scorched the 37.5km (23.3mi) stage 13 individual time trial at the 2016 Tour de France Friday to win with a time of 50:15.
The Dutchman averaged an impressive 44.78kph (27.8mph) over the rolling, windy course. Race leader Chris Froome (Team Sky) finished in second, 1:03 behind, with Nelson Oliveira (Movistar), an early leader, in third, 1:31 behind.
“This was my big goal before this Tour de France,” Dumoulin said after securing the stage victory. “I went a bit out of focus this morning, which is normal when you hear about these terrible things happening, just a few hundred kilometres away from here. Two hours before the start I thought ‘Ok, we’re racing anyway. I’m just going for it’ and I went for it and it was a very very good TT. But to win with more than a minute on Froome and anyone else is something I didn’t expect. It gives me a lot of confidence.”
Froome leads Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) by 1:47 in the general classification with Adam Yates (Orica-BikeExchange) in third, 2:45 back.
Read the full stage 13 race report, highlight video and results here.