Giro stage 20: Rivals melt away as red-hot Nibali seals victory

Stage 20: Silandro to Tre Cime di Lavaredo, 210km

Vincenzo Nibali provided the final exclamation mark on this weather-ravaged Giro, stamping his authority on the final mountain stage to record his second straight win. The red-hot Sicilian did not need to attack, but attack he did with hunger and purpose to burn off each of his rivals and emerge as a worthy champion. The formality of his coronation in Brescia awaits tomorrow. Continue reading

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Stage 20: Silandro to Tre Cime di Lavaredo, 210km, high mountains

Again the weather has sadly robbed us of one of the Dolomites’ most legendary climbs as the day’s route has had to be dramatically altered. Gone is the Passo Giau which, along with a couple of earlier cat 2 climbs, would have provided a testing approach to the concluding Tre Cime (‘three peaks’) di Lavaredo. Continue reading