Vincenzo Nibali with no regrets after 'trying to the very end' to overhaul Carapaz at Giro d'Italia

The Italian enters the final time trial in second overall but too far behind Carapaz

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Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) gave everything to overthrow Giro d'Italia race leader Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) in the final mountain stage but will likely have to settle for second overall in 2019.

The Sicialian sits behind Carapaz at 1-54 minutes ahead of the final time trial in Verona on Sunday. He should be able to defend it and hold second place over the 17km, but victory is now out of reach.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.