Giro d’Italia 2016: Stage 13 – Nieve takes the win but it’s Amador in pink

Mikel Nieve saved Team Sky’s Giro by holding off Giovani Visconti (Movistar) and an energised mob of favourites, to take a fine solo win. The elite group probed for signs of weaknesses on every type of slope. They distanced Bob Jungels (Etixx-Quick Step), but they couldn’t shake Movistar’s Andrey Amador who rode himself into the maglia rosa. Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) out-sprinted Alejandro Valverde to grab the bonus seconds for third place and move onto the GC podium.

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