Vincenzo Nibali wins 2016 Giro d'Italia as Nikias Arndt awarded final stage

The general classification was neutralised after Rigoberto Uran and Esteban Chaves was caught up in a crash with around 30km to go, as provisional stage winner Giacomo Nizzolo was relegated for an irregular sprint

Vincenzo Nibali wins the 2016 Giro d'Italia (Credit: Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) secured victory at the 99th Giro d'Italia after finishing safely on the final stage of the race into Turin.

Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) thought he had finally secured his first Grand Tour stage win after near 30 top-10 placings, but was relegated due to an irregular sprint with the win awarded to second place Nikia Arndt (Giant-Alpecin). Nizzolo still secured the red points jersey for a second year in a row.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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