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
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.
More to follow
Giro 2016 Stage 21: Route maps, height profiles, etc.
Click on the images to zoom.
Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Related articles Riders - Giro d'Italia 2016 Favourites and GC contenders - Giro d'Italia 2016 Results - Giro 2016 More articles
Tour de France 2018: The Route
Tour de France 2018: Riders
Tour de France 2018: GC Favourites
Tour de France 2018 Route stage 1: Noirmoutier-en-l’Île – Fontenay-le-Comte
Tour de France 2018 Favourites stage 1: Sprint for first maillot jaune
Tour de France 2018 Route stage 2: Mouilleron-Saint-Germain – La Roche-sur-Yon
Tour de France 2018 Favourites stage 2: Fast men again
Tour de France 2018 Route stage 3: Cholet – Cholet
Tour de France 2018 Route stage 6: Brest - Mûr-de-Bretagne
Tour de France 2018 Route stage 9: Arras - Roubaix
Giro Rosa 2018: The Route
La Course 2018: The Route
Tour of Britain 2018: The Route
Critérium du Dauphiné: Recent winners
Vuelta 2018: The Route
Vuelta 2018: Riders
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Route ITT – women
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Route road race – women
Cycling Calendar 2018
Quick Results Service
Like our Facebook page and stay on top of all pro-race information!