Italy's Vincenzo Nibali celebrates with the trophy on the podium after winning the 99th Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy, after the 21th stage from Cuneo to Turin on May 29, 2016.AFP / Luk BENIES
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Astana's Vincenzo Nibali secured his second Giro d'Italia triumph Sunday after topping a dramatic 99th edition that saw key rival Steven Kruijswijk agonizingly crash during the final stages.Nibali, who won the race for the first time in 2013, becomes the 69th Italian in 99 editions to win the race for the pink jersey and celebrated by riding into Turin on a metallic-pink bike surrounded by his Astana teammates.It left Chaves with the pink jersey, but Nibali was only 44 seconds behind and put his team to work on the final day in the mountains Saturday. He finished sixth on the final stage in the mountains, but far enough ahead of a tiring Chaves to seize the race lead, and the pink jersey, Saturday night.
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