His partner and “boss” of the Movistar Team, Alejandro Valverde, gained the stage and cut distance away with regard to the leader.
The stage of this Tuesday did not favor the national cyclist, Andrey Amador, and relegated him to the eighth position in the overall standings with 8:53 minutes compared to the leader Steven Kruiswijk (Lotto NL Jumbo). Amador concluded the race in 19th place, 3:20 minutes behind the winner.
The first place of the stage 16 was for the “boss” of Movistar Team, Alejandro Valverde, who cut distance away with regard to the general leader (3:23 minutes). Kruiswijk and Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha) followed the Spaniard in second and third place respectively.
The sixteenth stage won by Valverde marked the first victory for the “telephone” in a challenge 132 kilometers of high mountain in which Amador had a time of 3 hours, 2 minutes and 14 seconds.
With the results of this Tuesday and the time difference in regards to the Dutch leader, the Costa Rican sees an even more distant possibility of wearing pink in the Giro
This Wednesday, in the absence of 5 stages to conclude the competition, Amador will have to pedal the stage 17 of the Giro that covers 196 kilometers between Molveno and Cassano d’adda.