Giro d’Italia 2016 Stage 21: Arndt winst last stage, Nibali takes the overall

At 163 kilometres, the closing stage in the 2016 Giro d'Italia leads from Cuneo to Turin. Flat roads and a closing circuit are the perfect raw materials for a bunch sprint. A Dutch duo-escape with Van Emden and Tjallingii tries to thwart the sprinter's dream, but eventually it's up to the fast men. Nizzolo powers to his first stage victory in Giro-history - or so seems, as he is declassed for hindering Modolo and Nikias Arndt is declared the winner. Vincenzo Nibali' takes the Giro d'Italia 2016. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 21st stage Giro d’Italia

1. Nikias Arndt (ger)
2. Matteo Trentin (ita) s.t.
3. Sacha Modolo (ita) s.t.
4. Alexander Porsev (rus) s.t.
5. Sean De Bie (bel) s.t.
6. Ivan Savitskiy (rus) s.t.
7. Rick Zabel (ger) s.t.
8. Eduard Grosu (rom) s.t.
9. Jay McCarthy (nzl) s.t.
10. Alberto Bettiol (ita) s.t.

Final GC Giro d’Italia 2016
1. Vincenzo Nibali (ita)
2. Esteban Chaves (col) + 0.52
3. Alejandro Valverde (spa) + 1.17
4. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 1.50
5. Rafal Majka (pol) + 4.37
6. Bob Jungels (lux) + 8.31
7. Rigoberto Uran (col) + 11.47
8. Andrey Amador (crc) + 13.21
9. Darwin Atapuma (col) + 14.09
10. Kanstantsin Sioutsou (blr) + 16.20

Race report
In rainy conditions stage 21 left Cuneo and with 70 kms remaining Van Emden and Tjallingii escape. At the closing circuit Wellens, Brambilla and Boara open the chase, but they are brought back with 28 kms left. The LottoNL team mates race to a maximum lead at around 1 minute.

With 10 kms remaining they are almost brought back and then Van Emden goes solo. He is caught at a short climb with 6 kms to go.

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Giro 2016 Stage 21: Route maps, height profiles, etc.

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Vincenzo NibaliNikias Arndt

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