Victory is sweet for Nibali. It's his second Grand Tour win after the 2010 Vuelta.
in

Nibali Wins 96th Giro

Italian Vincenzo Nibali triumphed at the 2013 Giro d’Italia; a popular win for the man they call ‘The Shark’. Nibali secured the magliarosain stage eight, the first individual time trial, and held it throughout the remaining 13 days of the 3,405km race. He finished 4:43 ahead of Sky’s Rigoberto Uran, with Cadel Evans of BMC taking third, 5:52 behind. Early favourite Bradley Wiggins failed to impress, and after several crashes in previous stages abandoned the race before the start of stage 13, citing a chest infection.

The weather played a significant role in the race with rain, hail and snow not only bringing freezing temperatures to several stages, but making affected descents treacherous and actually forcing the cancellation of stage 19.

Notable Australian performances apart from Evans’ stoic third place included the stage seven win to Adam Hansen racing for Lotto-Belisol, and strong performances from Jack Bobridge and Cameron Wurf in stage six, the pair breaking away early in stage six to lead most of the day. Evans finished the race third, Adam Hansen 72nd , Rory Sutherland 97th , Brett Lancaster 121st , Cameron Wurf 128th , Luke Durbridge 142nd , while Jack Bobridge, Leigh Howard, Matt Goss and Nathan Haas did not finish.

Category winners Pirazzi, Bentacur, Nibali and Cavendish.

Riders rubbed shoulders in the tight streets of Anghiari before Katusha Maxim Belkov went on to win stage nine in Firenze.

Adam Hansen broke away in the foul weather to win stage seven.

Mauro Pinarrello congratulated Cavendish upon winning his 100th race as a professional in stage 12.

Wiggins time trialled strongly in stage 8 but after crashing the day prior could not live up to expectations and finished second to Alex Dowsett of the Movistar team.

Evans fought on in stage 20 but lost time and slipped into third place.

Rigoberto Uran wins stage 10 and went on to secure second overall.

Cadel Evans enjoyed a brief stint in the sprinters red jersey, seen here on stage 11.

Nibali descends on stage 14, extending his lead.

Victory is sweet for Nibali. It's his second Grand Tour win after the 2010 Vuelta.

 

Leave a Reply

What do you think?

196 Points
Upvote Downvote
Australia's oldest suspension bridge - Hampden Bridge

Cycling Kangaroo Valley

Victory is sweet for Nibali. It's his second Grand Tour win after the 2010 Vuelta.

On The Rivet: High Stakes on Le Petite Alpe d’Huez