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Nibali captures first Giro d'Italia title

Sicilian cyclist calls victory in grueling three-week race a dream come true

Updated: May 26, 2013, 1:33 PM ET
By Justin Davis | VeloNews.com

BRESCIA, Italy (AFP) -- Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) secured his maiden Giro d'Italia title on Sunday as Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) took his fifth stage win on the 21st and final leg into Brescia.

Nibali finished the weather-battered 96th edition with a lead of 4 minutes and 43 seconds over Rigoberto Uran (Sky) with Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) third at 5:52.

After negotiating the final stage successfully, an emotional Nibali said: "I've achieved one of ...

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