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Nibali used a daring downhill attack to win the first serious mountain stage of the Giro d'Italia

Stage 14 Results
1 Vincenzo Nibali Liquigas-Doimo - 4:57:51
2 Ivan Basso Liquigas-Doimo - 0:00:23
3 Michele Scarponi Androni Giocattoli
4 Cadel Evans BMC Racing Team
5 Alexandre Vinokourov Astana - 0:01:34
6 Branislau Samoilau Quick Step - 0:02:25
7 Bauke Mollema Rabobank
8 Damiano Cunego Lampre-Farnese Vini
9 Linus Gerdemann Team Milram
10 Marco Pinotti Team HTC - Columbia


General Classification After Stage 14
1 David Arroyo Duran Caisse d'Epargne - 61:22:54
2 Richie Porte Team Saxo Bank - 0:00:39
3 Xavier Tondo Volpini Cervelo Test Team - 0:02:12
4 Robert Kiserlovski Liquigas-Doimo - 0:02:35
5 Linus Gerdemann Team Milram - 0:03:52
6 Carlos Sastre Candil Cervelo Test Team - 0:05:27
7 Bradley Wiggins Sky Professional Cycling Team - 0:06:32
8 Vincenzo Nibali Liquigas-Doimo - 0:06:51
9 Alexandre Vinokourov Astana - 0:07:15
10 Cadel Evans BMC Racing Team - 0:07:26

Full Results

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"Nibali Wins Giro Stage
By The AP

Vincenzo Nibali of Italy won the Giro d'Italia's first serious mountain stage by attacking on a descent Saturday, while David Arroyo Durán of Spain moved into the over all lead. Nibali completed the 127-mile leg from Ferrara to Asolo in 4 hours 57 minutes 51 seconds.

Nibali's Liquigas teammate Ivan Basso finished second, 23 seconds behind, in a group with Michele Scarponi of Italy and the world champion Cadel Evans of Australia. Arroyo Durán, who rides for Caisse D'Epargne, leads Richie Porte of Australia by 39 seconds over all. Porte crossed nearly five minutes behind with a group of about 10 riders.

Nibali moved up to eighth over all after starting the day 16th. The stage included an 11.7-mile ascent to Monte Grappa shortly before the finish, at an average gradient of 7.9 percent.

"Nibali surges to Stage 14 victory
By Universal Sports

ASOLO, Italy (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali used a daring downhill attack to win the first serious mountain stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday, while David Arroyo Duran of Spain took the overall leader's pink jersey.

Nibali rode the 205-kilometer (127-mile) leg from Ferrara to Asolo in 4 hours, 57 minutes, 51 seconds.

Nibali's Liquigas teammate Ivan Basso was second, 23 seconds behind, in a group with fellow Italian Michele Scarponi and world champion Cadel Evans of Australia.

Arroyo Duran, who rides for the Caisse D'Epargne team, took a 39-second lead over Richie Porte of Australia in the overall standings.

Porte crossed nearly 5 minutes behind with a group of about 10 riders. Read more from Universal Sports...

"Nibali solos into Asolo
By Susan Westemeyer

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Doimo) won stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia to Asolo as the Monte Grappa climb revealed the real strengths and weaknesses of the overall contenders as the final week of racing in the mountains begins.

The Italian jumped out of a group containing his teammate Ivan Basso, World Champion Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) and Michele Scarponi (Androni Giocattoli) on the day's climb, and used his fantastic descending and time trial skills to solo in to the win.

The stage also saw a change in the overall lead, as Saxo Bank's Richie Porte was unable to stay with the best on the 18.9km climb. Caisse d'Epargne's David Arroyo fared better and so moved into the lead. But Porte lost little time on the Spaniard and so remains second overall, only 39 seconds down.Read more from Cyclingnews.com...

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