Vincenzo Nibali, Giro d'Italia 2011, stage 16

Vincenzo Nibali today admitted that Alberto Contador's advantage is too great, and that the best he could now hope for is the second step on the podium.

"Second? That's pretty much the goal," Nibali told journalists after losing yet more time to the Spaniard. "Michele Scarponi and I talked about that when we saw the time of Alberto today."

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