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Thomas' chances hit by crash as Quintana takes charge of Giro

Geraint Thomas

Geraint Thomas’ hopes of winning the Giro d’Italia suffered a major blow as he was involved in a crash caused by a police motorbike 15km from the finish on stage nine, which was won by Colombia’s Nairo Quintana.

Team Sky’s Thomas, second at the start of the day, finished over five minutes behind new race leader Quintana.

Fellow Brit Adam Yates, who started in third, was also involved in the crash.

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