COMO, Italy (AP) — Vincenzo Nibali took advantage of his descending abilities to get the Giro of Lombardy for the second time in a few a long time on Saturday.
Like in his 2015 victory in the solitary-day common, Nibali founded his direct coming off the Civiglio climb.
Nibali attacked just just before the summit to capture then-chief Thibaut Pinot, then dropped the Frenchman on the narrow and twisty descent.
Nibali, an Italian with Bahrain-Merida, clocked much more than 6 hrs over the undulating 247-kilometer (153.5-mile) route from Bergamo to Como.
Julian Alaphilippe completed second, 28 seconds behind, and Gianni Moscon took a bunch dash for 3rd, 38 seconds again.
Pinot crossed fourth.
Nibali, a single of 6 cyclists who have gained all a few Grand Excursions (Giro d’Italia, Tour de France, Spanish Vuelta), completed second to Chris Froome in the Vuelta last thirty day period.
“This is a fantastic cherry on leading to conclude the season,” Nibali claimed. “I have properly trained a large amount on these roadways and I truly know them. I truly felt great and I performed my playing cards very well.”
Belgian rider Laurens De Moreover crashed considerably on the harmful descent from Sormano and flew over the guardrail but escaped significant injuries.
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