Vincenzo Nibali edges closer to Giro d'Italia victory

Vincenzo Nibali attacks, Giro d'Italia 2013, stage 14

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) took another step today towards winning his home tour, the Giro d'Italia. On the wet and foggy slopes above Bardonecchia, heading to Jafferau at 1908 metres, he left his rivals behind with eventual stage winner Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia).

"Am I the new patron? I don't know about that, it's a long Giro d'Italia, but that was a good test," Nibali said on TV. "Santambrogio won, but I was able to gain a good gap to my direct rivals."

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