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Cycling-Nizzolo claims maiden stage win at Giro d’Italia as Bernal retains lead

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European champion Giacomo Nizzolo won his maiden Giro d’Italia stage on Friday when the Qhubeka Assos rider clinched victory with a fine sprint to the finish on stage 13, a 198-kilometer ride from Ravenna to Verona. Italian Nizzolo, who topped the points classification in 2015 and 2016 without a single stage win and has had 11 second-place finishes on the Giro, beat Edoardo Affini (Jumbo-Visma) and Slovakia’s Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe). They came second and third, respectively. Affini seemed the likely winner in the final 300 meters, but Nizzolo did well to chase him in his slipstream before slingshotting past his compatriot for victory.

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