30 May 2016

Nibali wins second Giro d'Italia title

7:15 am on 30 May 2016

Italian Vincenzo Nibali has won cycling's Giro d'Italia for the second time.

The Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali.

The Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Astana rider Nibali finished safely after organisers stopped the clock for the closing kilometres of the 21st and final stage in Turin because of rain.

The stage was won by German Nikias Arndt after home rider Giacomo Nizzolo was disqualified for leaving his line during the final sprint.

Meanwhile Aaron Gate was the best placed New Zealander at the Tour of Ireland which concluded overnight, finishing sixth overall.