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Richard Carapaz on verge of winning Giro after holding off Vincenzo Nibali

• Ecuadorian holds 1min 54sec lead over Nibali with time trial left
• Pello Bilbao wins 20th stage from Mikel Landa; Carapaz fourth

Richard Carapaz was on the verge of winning the Giro d’Italia after he retained the overall leader’s pink jersey in Saturday’s penultimate stage in the Dolomites. The Ecuadorian comfortably held off the two-times champion Vincenzo Nibali in the 194km ride from Feltre as the 20th stage was won by the Spaniard Pello Bilbao.

It was a chaotic ride throughout and Colombia’s Miguel Ángel López, who holds the white jersey for the best under-25 rider, lashed out at a fan after tangling with him in the final few kilometres. The Astana rider could face exclusion from the race, which ends in Verona with a 17km individual time trial on Sunday.

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