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Nibali wins 2nd Giro d'Italia title and 4th Grand Tour

Riding a completely pink bicycle and patting his teammates, home favorite Vincenzo Nibali clinched a second Giro d'Italia victory and a fourth Grand Tour title on Sunday but Giacomo Nizzolo's hopes of a first stage win were again dashed as he was disqualified.

Nibali's chances of repeating his 2013 feat seemed impossible on Friday — as he started the stage nearly five minutes behind leader Steven Kruijswijk — before a dramatic two days in the 99th edition of the Italian classic saw the Astana cyclist surge into the lead, helped by the Dutch rider's crash into a snowbank.

"It's been an extremely difficult Giro but there is great joy now," Nibali said....

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