Vincenzo Nibali stands on verge of Giro d’Italia win after late challenge

• Italian steals race lead from Esteban Chaves after thrilling penultimate day
• Estonia’s Rein Taaramae breaks away to secure stage win on summit finish

Vincenzo Nibali attacked on the final major climb of the Giro d’Italia and grabbed the pink jersey from Esteban Chaves, virtually clinching his fourth Grand Tour victory, capping a dramatic two days in the 99th edition of the Italian stage race.

Nibali entered the penultimate stage to Vinadio, which was won by Estonia’s Rein Taaramae, 44 seconds behind Chaves but the Italian now has a 52sec lead entering Sunday’s final leg, a flat 163km route from Cuneo to Turin that should be a coronation procession for the Astana rider.

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