How A College Team Becomes A Family

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How A College Team Becomes A Family By Erin Keaveny, Swimming World College Intern 

If you’re graduating high school in the next month or so and headed off to join a collegiate team, you have a memorable four years ahead of you. You’re one of the lucky few who get the opportunity to be a student-athlete, an experience no one will understand better than your future teammates.

If you’re a retired NCAA swimmer graduating college this week, or years ago, you’ll know that leaving school means trading in books and student centers for the great big world. There are exciting things ahead, but it can be hard when you’re leaving behind a team that has come to be more like family.

Swimming World asked collegiate swimmers at all stages of their career when or how they knew their teammates had become their second family.

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Freshman, who have only been with their team for a short period of time already feel it. While one first year swimmer commented that “we work together and keep tabs on eachother like a family,” another said they felt that as if their teammates were more like family from “the very beginning.” With only one year under their belts, these swimmers might not have had relationships with their teammates for the longest, but they already can see a collegiate team is something special.

The sophomores, with one more year of experience, have a deeper understanding of the team as a family. One commented that their team became a family “just by spending so much time together and having people to lean on.” Another added, “my team became my family as soon as school started. Whether we like each other or not we always take care of each other.” Just like any family, you don’t get to chose who your teammates are. But regardless of who your teammates are, you have each others backs through thick and thin, and that’s something really special.

By the time they’re juniors, swimmers know their teammates like they know their siblings. One junior observed, “from eating every meal together to cheering each other on for every race to spending every waking (and sleeping!) moment together, my team will always be my family.” Showing their experience and growth, another stated that “it’s always been a family. Sure things have changed over the years, but I have always known that my teammates are family.” By junior year, some teammates have spent so much time together that they might as well be related.

At the end of senior year, it’s hard to describe everything that has happened in the last four years in a few sentences without sounding too cliché. What makes a family special though is not found in generalizations, but specifics. One senior remembered  “when I got a flat tire 30 minutes away from campus in the middle of the night a teammate drove to come pick me up. We go out of our way to have each other’s backs – no matter the circumstances. That’s what it means to be a family.”

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Ultimately, its not the amount of time you spend together, or hours in the pool that make you a family. Its the collection of memories that come together to make up a team identity. In that shared identity, you can find a family.

Whether you’re on a team now, committed to one, or your collegiate career is long over, your teammates are most likely a part of you’re life. That’s because a college team is more than a bunch of people who train and compete together. Your team is your backbone at school, and in the wise words of Lilo from Disney’s Lilo and Stitch, “Ohana means family, and family means no one get’s left behind.”

All commentaries are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Swimming World Magazine nor its staff.

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USA Swimming Names Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. as Presenting Sponsor of 2017 FINA World Junior Championships

INDIANAPOLIS – With just under 100 days to go until the world’s top 18-and-under swimmers open competition, USA Swimming is pleased to announce the event’s presenting sponsor and officially kick off ticket sales for the 2017 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships, presented by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Hosted by USA Swimming and United States Aquatic Sports, the event will be held at the iconic Indiana University Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI from Aug. 23-28, and all-session, single-day and single-session tickets are on sale now at usaswimming.org. Single-session tickets start at $10 for children (12 and under) and $15 for adults.

Longtime USA Swimming partner Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. will serve as the presenting sponsor of the event, which will feature an early look at young athletes who will vie for positions on their respective nations’ Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 rosters.

“We are honored to welcome Sigma Gamma Rho on board as the presenting sponsor of this prestigious event,” said Mike Unger, USA Swimming’s Interim CEO. “USA Swimming is excited about expanding our Swim 1922 partnership with the Sorority through this event, and its commitment will help ensure a world-class competition in Indianapolis. Our organizing committee is hard at work putting together what will be a spectacular week for athletes and spectators.”

Swim 1922 is the partnership between USA Swimming and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. created to increase participation in the sport and minimize drowning rates within the African-American community by engaging local communities with swimming programming. Founded in 1922 at Butler University in Indianapolis, Sigma Gamma Rho is an African-American Sorority whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for women and their families globally through community service, civil, and social action. Last year, they hosted 100 swimming events nationwide, logged in over 1,000 hours of community service hours related to swimming, with 2,500 swim lessons completed and 500,000 laps swam.

“We are honored to expand our five-year partnership with USA Swimming to include the exclusive sponsorship of the 2017 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships. As the only non-profit sorority involved in this world-class event, we look forward to helping USA Swimming and FINA bring attention to the benefits of swimming to increase participation and to decrease drowning rates around the world,” said Deborah Catchings-Smith, international president of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority.

Open to female athletes aged 14-17 and male competitors aged 15-18, the 2017 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships, presented by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. will be the sixth edition of the prestigious competition which was first held in 2006 in Rio de Janeiro and hosted in 2015 in Singapore. Nearly 1,000 athletes from more than 100 countries are expected to compete in the six-day meet. Past competitors at the FINA World Junior Championships include Team USA Olympic medalists Ryan Murphy, Simone Manuel, Chase Kalisz, Josh Prenot and Kathleen Baker.

The United States entries will be selected based on the results of the 2017 Phillips 66 National Championships, also slated for the Indiana University Natatorium from June 27-July 1. In 2017, 18 Americans have posted 26 world top-10 swims among 18-and-under athletes.

The historic Indiana University Natatorium has been host to some of the biggest swimming competitions contested, including U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Phillips 66 National Championships, Duel in the Pool, arena Pro Swim Series, NCAA Championships and the annual Indiana State High School Association Championships.
The last time the United States hosted a FINA World Championships competition was also in Indianapolis with the 2004 World Championships (25m) at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

About FINA
The Fédération Internationale de Natation, founded in 1908, is the governing body for aquatics worldwide. FINA’s five discipline Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and Synchronised Swimming – are all included in the Olympic programme. High Diving made its first appearance in FINA events at the 2013 FINA World Championships. FINA counts 207 affiliated National Federations on the five continents and has its headquarters in Lausanne (SUI).

About USA Swimming
As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. Our membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Olympic Games, and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives: Build the base, Promote the sport, Achieve competitive success. For more information, visit www.usaswimming.org.

About Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Seven educators founded Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. on November 12, 1922 at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. The sorority has more than 500 chapters in the United States, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, Korea and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is the mission of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. to enhance the quality of life for women and their families in the U.S. and globally through community service, civil, and social action. Our goal is to achieve greater progress in the areas of education, health awareness, and leadership development. Our members, affiliates, staff, and community partners work to create and support initiatives that align with our vision.

Press release courtesy of USA Swimming

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Hannah Foster Announces Verbal Commitment to Tennessee Vols

Photo Courtesy: Hannah Foster (Twitter – @fosterhan3)

Agon is the proud sponsor of all high school coverage (recruiting, results, state championships, etc.) on SwimmingWorld.com. For more information about Agon, visit their website AgonSwim.com.

Hannah Foster of Cincinnati, Ohio recently announced her verbal commitment to swim for the University of Tennessee. Foster would start as a freshman beginning with the 2018-19 season.

Currently, she is a junior at St. Ursula Academy and swims year-round for the Mason Manta Rays.

She announced on her Twitter account,

“I am so extremely excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim at the University of Tennessee!! GO VOLS!!!!” – Hannah Foster

Foster will begin her collegiate career with the Vols with a wide range of talents, having placed in the top three in the 50 free, 100 free, and the 200 IM at the OHSAA Division I Swimming & Diving State Tournaments. In 2015, she placed third in both the 50 and 100 free, before exchanging the 50 free for the 200 IM in 2016, where she finished second.

As a member of the Mason Manta Rays, Foster finished in the top eight in the 200 free at the 2016 Winter Juniors East. She also made finals in both the 100 free (18th) and the 200 IM (11th). Some of her most recent accomplishments hail from the 2017 Dolfin ISCA Junior Championship Cup, where she finished first in the 200 IM, second in the 200 free, and third in the 50 free, 100 free, and 100 breast.

Foster’s top times include:

  • 50 free ( 23.14)
  • 100 free (49.95)
  • 200 free (1:47.49)
  • 200 IM (1:59.32)
  • 400 IM (4:17.67)
  • 100 breast (1:03.17)
  • 100 back (56.00)

To report a verbal commitment please email HS@swimmingworld.com.

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Maria Sharapova: French Open decides against giving former champion a wildcard

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Maria Sharapova will not play at the French Open after tournament officials decided not to give the two-time champion a wildcard.

The Russian, 30, was ranked too low to gain direct entry as she continues her return from a 15-month drugs ban.

“If there can be a wildcard for the return from injuries, there cannot be a wildcard for the return from doping,” said French tennis chief Bernard Giudicelli Ferrandini.

The French Open begins on 28 May.

Sharapova had been hoping to receive a wildcard either into the main draw or the qualifying tournament.

The former world number one has not played a Grand slam tournament since she tested positive for heart disease drug meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open.

That brought an initial two-year ban, later reduced to 15 months as the Court of Arbitration for Sport found she was not an “intentional doper”.

Sharapova returned to action without a ranking last month and has since risen to 211 in the world after receiving wildcards in Stuttgart, Madrid and Rome.

That will be enough to at least earn a qualifying spot at Wimbledon next month, but her presence at Roland Garros was in the hands of the French Tennis Federation (FFT).

“I’m very sorry for Maria, very sorry for her fans,” added Giudicelli Ferrandini, president of the French Tennis Federation.

“They might be very disappointed, she might be very disappointed, but it’s my responsibility, my mission, to protect the high standards of the game played without any doubt on the result.”

More to follow.

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Geraint Thomas: ‘I’ve worked too hard to give up on the Giro d’Italia’

The Welshman put in a strong performance on the stage 10 time trial, but missed out on victory by 49 seconds to Tom Dumoulin

Geraint Thomas, who clawed back 2-04 minutes in Montefalco on Nairo Quintana (Movistar) in the stage 10 time trial, has worked too hard to be ready for the 2017 Giro d’Italia to just give up on the overall classification.

Sky’s captain finished second in the time trial through the Sagrantino vineyards, 49 seconds behind new overall leader Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb). He sits 5-33 behind in the overall, a disadvantage mostly due to a crash in the Blockhaus stage two days ago.

>>> Five talking points from stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia

“For the movement yeah [I’m going for the classification], I’m not going to just give up,” Thomas said. “I’ve worked too hard just to give up. I’ll take it day by day and see.”

A police motorbike parked on the roadside caused Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb) to crash ahead of the Blockhaus climb. It triggered chaos behind, with six Sky riders falling including co-captain Mikel Landa and Briton Adam Yates (Orica-Scott).

Thomas looked ready to abandon, but returned to his bike and finished 5-08 behind Quintana.

“I certainly feel better than yesterday, but certainly not 100% either. It was awkward in that [time trial] position today,” Thomas said.

“I’m still sore, but I gave it everything today, but can be happy with how I rode. I’m still feeling the effects of the crash big time, my shoulder is still sore and whatever, but I had to put it in the back of my mind and go full-gas and see how I was. I can be happy with that ride.”

Thomas sat in the hot seat while others failed to top his 51-26 time over the rolling 39.8km course. Dumoulin did so at every marker and finished ahead in Montefalco. However, the determined Welshman still wants to try to win a Giro stage and climb up the overall.

“I’d love to [win a stage], I still haven’t won a stage of a Grand Tour yet. I was second again today, I was second a few times before already, so hopefully I can get that stage win at some point,” he said.

“It’s still a long way to go, a lot of racing, I’ll give it everything each day, and try to recover in the next three days and hopefully by the next mountain top [Oropa on Saturday] I’ll feel more or less back to normal.

“Is a podium possible? I’m definitely not going to give up at the moment, but it’s still a long way off and it’s not ideal what happened. Like always, I’ll just keep fighting and see what I can do.”


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5 Ways to Stay Connected While Studying Abroad

Photo Courtesy: Allen Rich

By Abby Bergman, Swimming World College Intern.

One of the most valuable aspects of collegiate athletics is the opportunity to experience the world while being part of an amazing college team. Yet this opportunity also presents tough choices for athletes who must balance their commitment to their teams with their choice to study abroad. To maximize both the study abroad and athletic experience, traveling athletes can work to stay connected to their team, even while on the other side of the world.

I spoke to several student athletes about their study abroad experience and compiled a list of five ways to stay connected to your team while studying abroad:

1. Join a team.

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Photo Courtesy: Cokie Lepinski

Living away from friends and family can sometimes feel jarring but seeking out a familiar place and rhythm can help. Smith college swimmer Sophie Shapiro describes how finding a masters team helped her adjust to life abroad as well as find a team atmosphere: “Swimming has definitely had a positive impact on my study abroad because I joined a team at my university. It wasn’t anything like the frequency or intensity I’m used to but it was a good way to get in the water and a great way to meet people who had a common interest with me.” Joining a team not only fosters team spirit, it also maintains structure and discipline for when an athlete returns to their college team.

2. Follow results.

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While being abroad can mean missing out on team triumphs in person, technology can help bridge the distance. Especially because watching meets live can be challenging due to time difference, posted results can help you feel more a part of the team and cheer on your teammates. Former Smith College captain Hannah Francis describes, “I would follow the results of every meet. I generally knew what times my teammates were going for, and I tried to send messages whenever something cool happened during a meet.” By staying updated on the performances taking place at home, athletes who are abroad can feel connected and involved in their team’s success.

3. Stay in shape.

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Photo Courtesy: Maddy McDonnell

Swimming is a demanding sport that requires consistency and continuity. By finding ways to stay in shape while abroad, athletes can ensure a smooth reentry upon their return. “I found a local pool in Rome and enjoyed meeting local swimmers there, while staying in shape,” former Wellesley College swimmer Rebecca Nevitt detailed her experience. “My teammates welcomed me back in January and I picked up where I left off.” Even if structured swimming is not available in a particular locale, any type of exercise can help keep an athlete on the path to achieve their goals when they return to school.

4. Communicate with the team.

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Something as simple as talking to the team can really improve an athlete’s engagement with teammates back at school. Simple things like text messages and emails can go a long way toward maintaining relationships. “Facebook is an awesome tool for keeping up with people and their important milestones while I’m away,”Smith College captain Maddy McDonnell explained. “I love hearing about my friends and what they’re up to while I’m away, but it also makes me miss them and the team immensely. I’m having a blast studying abroad, but I’m also super excited to come back to my favorite place and my favorite people.” By staying updated on the performances taking place at home, athletes who are abroad can feel connected and involved in their team’s success.

5. Show team spirit.

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Photo Courtesy: Abby Bergman

There is no better way to feel connected to your team while abroad than to unofficially represent your school by wearing team gear at every opportunity. Swimming in the team cap and taking photos in team apparel at exotic locales can be a fun way to feel a part of your team even though you are hundreds of miles away. Whenever I travel, I make a game of seeing how many international pools and beaches I can swim in wearing my team cap. By using these strategies, athletes abroad can feel a little closer to home.

All commentaries are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Swimming World Magazine nor its staff.

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USA Swimming Open Water Nationals Start Friday at Castaic Lake

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Team USA 2016 Olympians Haley Anderson (Granite Bay, Calif./Trojan Swim Club) and Jordan Wilimovsky (Malibu, Calif./Team Santa Monica) highlight the field of the 2017 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships, set for Friday through Sunday at Castaic Lake, California.

More than 200 entries are expected across three days of competition, which will determine a number of Team USA international rosters for this summer.

The action begins Friday with men’s and women’s 10-kilometer events beginning at 11 a.m. PT, followed by Saturday’s first-ever Open Water Junior National Championships 5-kilometer event beginning at 8 a.m. and Sunday’s 5K senior-level national championship at 8 a.m. A live webcast of each race will be available online at usaswimming.org.

In addition to Anderson and Wilimovsky, fellow USA Swimming National Team members slated to compete this weekend include Brendan Casey (Santa Monica, Calif./Unattached), Eva Fabian (Keene, N.H./Unattached), 2012 Olympian Andrew Gemmell (Wilmington, Del./Nation’s Capital Swim Club), David Heron (Mission Viejo, Calif./University of Tennessee), Taylor Pike (Bentonville, Ark./Razorback Aquatic Club Aquahawgs) and Ashley Twichell (Fayetteville, N.Y./North Carolina Aquatic Club)

This weekend’s races will serve as qualifiers for the 2017-18 National Team and National Junior Team, as well as a number of international events, including the 2017 FINA World Championships, 2017 World University Games and a junior FINA World Cup trip. Six men and six women will qualify for the National Team and National Junior Team. Complete selection procedures are available at usaswimming.org.

The above press release was posted by Swimming World in conjunction with USA Swimming. For press releases and advertising inquiries please contact newsmaster@swimmingworld.com.

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Swimming Australia Announces Bidding for Future Domestic Championships

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Swimming Australia is excited to announce it has opened its bidding process for the next four years of domestic events, following the best-ever Australian Open and Age Championships held last month in Brisbane.

A revitalization of the sport was evident at the Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships in April, which garnered impressive broadcast ratings and attendance figures for the five-day event.

This was followed just days later by the biggest Georgina Hope Australian Age Championships in history with over 1,850 competitors and 304 total clubs participating in the meet.

All across the country people tuned in for the start of the journey to Tokyo, witnessing the next generation of swimmers announce themselves on the domestic swimming scene LIVE in front of a home crowd at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre, or LIVE on Network Seven.

Strong broadcast ratings at the Hancock Prospecting Australian Championships were met with innovation on pool deck including the introduction of the legends relays and medal ceremony interviews, and across five nights of fast-paced competition, over 2.9 million people tuned in.

There was also innovation at the venue; fans could lap up the action poolside or venture outside into the brand-new Centre Lane Precinct, which offered a range of gourmet food trucks, an arena pop-up-shop, Optus fan zone, entertainment and even the opportunity to snap a selfie with the athletes or retired legends like Dawn Fraser and Ian Thorpe.

This new precinct, together with some incredible racing, saw attendance figures reach over 12,000 for the event.

With community engagement a key priority for Swimming Australia, the event provided over 230 children the opportunity to participate in the Optus Junior Dolphin or Junior Excellence swimming clinics with Olympians Libby Trickett, Matt Abood, Bronte Barratt and David McKeon all lending a hand.

Straight off the back of the Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships, the next generation of young swimmers took to the pool to compete in the largest ever Georgina Hope Australian Age Swimming Championships.

A highlight being that this record also comprised of the largest number ever for Multi Class age group participants, increasing by 330% in just five years. Combine the success of these events, with an increase in membership numbers, and it is clear that swimming is a sport on the rise and as of March 31, Swimming Australia has seen a growth in every membership category.

Swimming Australia CEO Mark Anderson said the increase in attendees and membership, record race entries and strong broadcast ratings was a really positive sign for swimming’s future.

“The success of our two major domestic events in the first year of a new cycle following the tremendous success of our domestic events last year leading into Rio is extremely encouraging,” Anderson said.

“Swimming is entering an exciting era and it is encouraging to see continual growth across all areas.

“Right now we have the high performance and grass roots areas of the sport being complemented by a united organisation working collaboratively with state associations and the wider industry.

“This is a fantastic position for the sport to be in as we open for submissions to host Swimming Australia events during the next four years,” Anderson said.

The above press release was posted by Swimming World in conjunction with Swimming Australia. For press releases and advertising inquiries please contact newsmaster@swimmingworld.com.

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Tom Dumoulin powers into pink with dominant Giro d’Italia stage 10 time trial victory

The Dutchman beat Geraint Thomas to the stage win by 49 seconds and took 2-53 on race leader Nairo Quintana

Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) produced a sensational performance on the Giro d’Italia stage 10 time trial to take victory and move into the race’s overall lead.

The Dutchman set a time of 50-37 to beat Britain’s Geraint Thomas by 49 seconds but more importantly, gained 2-53 on race leader Nairo Quintana (Movistar) to move into the overall lead of the race by 2-23 over the Colombian.

Time trial specialist Dumoulin pulled out a storming performance on Blockhaus to finish only 24 seconds behind Quintana on the summit finish on Sunday, but showed his prowess on stage 10 as he led through every time check on the course to take a commanding victory.

Geraint Thomas, after crashing in an incident with a motorbike on Sunday, didn’t show any signs of wavering determination and set an impressive benchmark before Dumoulin finished. The Welshman has vastly improved his position on GC, moving to 11th place and within 14 seconds of the top-10 after sitting in 17th before the stage.

His team-mate Vasil Kiryienka (Team Sky) set the early benchmark of 52-37 early on in the day, despite crashing in the final corner. And crashes were a frequent occurrence on the 39.8km course, with Pavel Brutt (Gazprom-RusVelo) and Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step) among others taking spills during their efforts.

Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) was then the next riders to set the new fastest time with 52-17, before Thomas followed and took around 50 seconds off the Spaniards time.

Adam Yates (Orica-Scott) looked to be pulling out a great performance as he went quickly through the first intermediate check point, but seemed to fade as he got further on and finished with a time of 53-15.



Other GC contenders will be pleased with their performance in the difficult time trial. Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrai-Merida) limited his losses with 2-07 dropped to Dumoulin, while Bob Jungels (Quick-Step) will be happy to improve his overall time with a ride to third place, 56 seconds down on the winner.

The likes of Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) and Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) will rue a missed opportunity to make up some time. Kruijswijk, a reasonable time trial rider, lost 2-43 on the stage having already suffered on the stage nine summit finish to Blockhaus, while French champion Pinot looked out of sorts as he lost 2-42 and slipped out of the top three overall.

It’ll now be up to Quintana to try and attack in the coming mountain stages to try and regain the lost time on Dumoulin before the second time trial of the Giro on the final day.

Stage 11 will see the riders take on three classified climbs in a tough 161km stage that could suit a breakaway.

Giro d’Italia 2017 stage 10, Foligno – Montefalco (39.8km, ITT)

1. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Sunweb, in 50-37
2. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky, at 49 secs
3. Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick Step Floors, at 56 secs
4. Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana, at 1-40
5. Vasil Kiryenka (Blr) Team Sky, at 2-00
6. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida, at 2-07
7. Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto-Soudal, 2-13
8. Jan Tratnik (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice, at 2-13
9. Jos Van Emden (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo, at 2-15
10. Andrey Amador (CRC) Movistar, at 2-16

Overall classification after stage 10

1. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Sunweb, in 42-57-16
2. Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar, at 2-23
3. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo, at 2-38
4. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ, at 2-40
5. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida, at 2-47
6. Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors, at 3-56
7. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R, at 4-05
8. Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha, at 4-17
9. Andrey Amador (CRC) Movistar, at 4-39
10. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo, at 5-19

Others

11. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky, at 5-33
16. Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott, at 6-58


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