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Giro d’Italia: Richard Carapaz tightens grip as Nibali leapfrogs Roglic

  • Roglic dropped on brutal Mortirolo climb
  • Giulio Ciccone wins stage 16 in harsh conditions

Ecuador’s Richard Carapaz took a big step towards Giro d’Italia glory by holding off the two-time champion Vincenzo Nibali and increasing his lead over Primoz Roglic in Tuesday’s 16th stage.

The Movistar rider regained contact with Team Bahrain Merida’s Nibali in the gruelling ascent up the Mortirolo pass, an 11.9km climb at an average gradient of 10.9%, as the favourite Roglic was dropped and eventually lost more than a minute.

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