The final 3 before the finish,
The Bullet will take the sprint from Kruijswijk.
photo: Yuzuru Sunada
Unless a quick return to form happens, Vincenzo Nibali's hope to win this Giro has taken a bite. A thrilling stage 16 as the rider with the widest shoulders, Steven Kruijswijk moves closer to becoming the first Dutchman to win the Giro d'ltalia. By far the strongest rider he handles it all as a true champion with panache. The Dutch came close in the eighties with two podiums by Erik Breukink. However Kruijswijk is going to have to defend big time over the next few days of difficult climbs.
Erik Breukink wore the maglia rosa for 3 stages eventually
finishing in 3rd overall, 1987.