Duchman, 26, desperately stopped in the middle of stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia to take a dump
TOM DUMOULIN put his chances of winning the Giro d’Italia in serious jeopardy today as he paused during the race to take a DUMP.
The Dutchman climbed off in the middle of the stage from Valdengo to Bergamo for an emergency toilet break.
Fans were shocked to see Dumoulin pulling over, hopping off his bike, removing his helmet, jersey and bib shorts before running naked down a bank for a natural break.
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Coincidentally, that was the very moment the broadcasters’ camera panned away, after they realised what was happening.
Luckily he avoided skidmarks by doing so on a relatively flat part of the stage, rather than downhill.
Dumoulin was even wearing the Maglia Rosa, the famous pink leader’s jersey of the Giro d’Italia.
And unfortunately for him, the 26-year-old really had to pull the chain after getting back on his bike, after being left behind by rivals Nairo Quintana and Vincenzo Nibali.
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He looked a little flushed as he had to catch up may have even cracked on the final climb, as his rivals smelt their chance to take advantage.
Dumoulin lost serious time to his rivals on the day, but managed to hang on to the pink jersey with five stages to go.
He then accused his rivals of dirty sportsmanship, not stopping for the leader’s jersey while he took a break.
Of course social media reacted with its usual dose of toilet humour.