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Vincenzo Nibali poised to win Giro

Updated: May 25, 2013, 11:52 AM ET
Associated Press

TRE CIME DI LAVAREDO, Italy -- Vincenzo Nibali nearly wrapped up the Giro d'Italia title with a dominating solo performance to win the penultimate stage Saturday, leaving behind his rivals under a blizzard of snow on the final climb.

Nibali attacked with under 2 miles left on the steep ascent to Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the three-week race's highest point at an altitude of 7,550 feet.

On the final stages of the climb, the road was surrounded by huge banks of snow.

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