Cycling: Astana captain wins Giro d'Italia race

27 мая 2013, 17:08
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Captain of Kazakhstan's Astana cycling team Italian Vincenzo Nibali won the Giro d’Italia cycling race, Vesti.kz reports. Colombian Rigoberto Uran of Sky became second in the general classification and Australian cyclist Cadel Evans of BMC Racing Team took the third place.

Nibali virtually wrapped up the Giro d’Italia title by winning the penultimate stage of the race on May 25. Nibali attacked the final climb sprint of the 20th stage leaving his rivals behind. Colombian Fabio Duarte came second 17 seconds behind Nibali and Rigoberto Uran finished the stage third. Another Kazakhstan team's cyclist Fabio Aru was 6th at the penultimate stage.

Giro d’Italia-2013 super marathon cycling race started in Naples on May 4 and finished in Brescia on May 26. The routs of one of the longest cycling race were mostly on Italy's roads except for two stages held in France.

Astana's leader Vincenzo Nibali took possession of the pink jersey after the 8th stage and despite a strong challenge never gave it up.

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