Tom Dumoulin: At the moment, I have as few answers as you have

‘Big Tom, Big Tom!’ Poking his head through the barriers past the finish line at Rifugio Sapienza, a merry tifoso was trying to draw the attention of Tom Dumoulin, but it was never likely to be the time or the place for a selfie.

Over nine minutes had passed since Lennard Kämna won stage 4 of the Giro d’Italia by the time Dumoulin completed his own ascent of Mount Etna. More pertinently, over six had passed since the rest of the favorites for overall victory had sprinted for the line. His maglia rosa Challenge was already over with 17 stages still to go.

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