24 May 2014

Colombian takes control of Giro

6:38 am on 24 May 2014

The Colombian cyclist Rigoberto Uran has taken hold of the tour leaders pink jersey after the 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia.

Uran blitzed the field in the 42-kilometre individual time trial to overturn a one minute deficit on Australian Cadel Evans who struggled in the rain.

Uran now has a 37-second lead over Evans going into the mountain stages and is Colombia's first-ever Giro leader.