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Quintana wins mountain time trial, extends lead
Nairo Quintana wins 19th stage mountain time trial to extend Giro lead; Aru moves into top 3
Associated Press
2014-05-30 11:42 PM

BASSANO DEL GRAPPA (AP) -- Colombia's Nairo Quintana showed off his climbing strength and increased his lead in the Giro d'Italia with a victory Friday in the 19th stage, a mountain time trial.

Quintana clocked 1 hour, 5 minutes, 37 seconds over the 26.8-kilometer (16.7-mile) route from Bassano del Grappa to Cima Grappa.

Italy's Fabio Aru finished second, 17 seconds behind, and Colombia's Rigoberto Uran was third, 1:26 behind.

After his second stage win in this year's race, Quintana moved 3:07 ahead of Uran in the overall standings.

Aru moved ahead of Pierre Roland into third, 3:48 back.

Stage 20 on Saturday is the race's last mountain leg, a 167-kilometer (104-mile) route that starts in Maniago and finishes with a climb up the demanding Monte Zoncolan.

The race ends on flatter ground Sunday in Trieste.

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