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Santambrogio wins Giro stage on altered course

Updated: May 18, 2013, 3:00 PM ET
Associated Press

BARDONECCHIA, Italy -- Mauro Santambrogio of Italy won the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia in rain, wind and snow Saturday on a course that was changed because of avalanche threats. Countryman Vincenzo Nibali extended his overall lead.

Santambrogio won in 4 hours, 42 minutes, 55 seconds, beating Nibali in a final sprint at the top of the steep Jafferau climb. Carlos Betancur was third.

"It still hasn't sunk in," Santambrogio said. "I set off at the end, in the snow. My team was magnificent ...

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