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Giovanni Visconti takes Stage 15

Updated: May 19, 2013, 2:02 PM ET
Associated Press

COL DU GALIBIER, France -- A superb solo ride up the grueling Col du Galibier gave Giovanni Visconti the victory in a weather-affected 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday, while favorite Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead.

Atrocious weather conditions once again altered the race course and heavy snow fell at the finish as Visconti won in a time of 4 hours, 40 minutes, 52 seconds, beating Carlos Betancur and Przemyslaw Niemiec by 42 seconds.

Nibali, who finished third ...

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