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- - Overall standings: 1. Ivan Basso (Italy / Liquigas) 87hrs 44mins 01sec 2. David Arroyo (Spain / Caisse d'Epargne) +1:51" 3. Vincenzo Nibali (Italy / Liquigas) +2:37" 4. Michele Scarponi (Italy / Androni Giocattoli) +2:50" 5. Cadel Evans (Australia / BMC Racing) +3:27"
- - Result: 1. Gustav Larsson (Sweden / Saxo Bank) 20 mins 19 secs 2. Marco Pinotti (Italy / HTC - Columbia) +2" 3. Alexandre Vinokourov (Kazakhstan / Astana) +17" 4. Cadel Evans (Australia / BMC Racing) +22" 5. Ignatas Konovalovas (Lithuania / Cervelo) +23" 6. Vincenzo Nibali (Italy / Liquigas) 7. Bradley Wiggins (Britain / Team Sky) +29" 8. Cameron Meyer (Australia / Garmin) +32"
16:45 - IVAN BASSO WINS THE GIRO D'ITALIA!! The Italian Liquigas rider, winner in 2006 before a two-year ban for attempted doping, finishes in 15th place after a time of 22:01. The 32-year-old becomes the 15th Italian to win the Giro d’Italia at least twice. The last Italian to do this was Paolo Savoldelli in 2005. The stage success goes to Gustav Erik Larsson while Spain's David Arroyo, who was 47th in the ITT, and Vincenzo Nibali complete the podium.
16:40 - Nibali secures his place on the podium as he finishes in 20:42, that is fifth place in the stage, and he will finish 13 seconds ahead of Scarponi on GC.
16:38 - Basso is ninth at the intermediate time check - he just needs to stay upright to secure pink.
16:36 - Scarponi over the line in 20:54 for eighth place behind Larsson, Pinotti, Vinokourov, Evans, Konovalovas, Wiggins and Meyer.
16:33 - Nibali is one second slower than Scarponi at the intermediate - they are exactly level on the virtual GC midway through the final time trial. Evans takes fourth place at the finish in 20:41.
16:30 - Vinokourov takes third with 20:36 and Porte crosses the line in eighth in 20:58 which means Vino takes sixth place overall. Sastre (21:47) is outside the top 50 but his eighth place was secure. Scarponi and Evans post 13:42 and 13:43 respectively at the intermediate.
16:25 - Kiserlovski over the line in 21:46 and that means he will lose ninth place on GC to Pinotti. Vinokourov third fastest at 13:40 at the intermediate with Porte just two seconds slower. Remember the Tasmanian held a six second lead over the Kazakh.
16:20 - Larsson keeps the lead as Pinotti crosses the line in 20:21, just two seconds slower. Konovalovas, Wiggins and Meyer complete the top five.
16:15 - Pinotti (13:32) has the fastest intermediate time as the man in 11th on GC, Damiano Cunego crosses the line in 21:26.
16:10 - Cadel Evans is accompanied by the sound of Nirvana as he rolls off the start ramp. The Aussie said on yesterday's brave effort: "I was trying to close the gap on fourth and third on GC and possibly get the stage win. The goal today is the same as usual: to go from the start line to the finish line as fast as I can."
16:00 - Pinotti, 10th on GC, is underway. Ivan Basso: "My legs are very tired. Between me and Giro victory there’s only the time trial but I won’t lose concentration. I thank the team has proven to be really great, I feel great joy and great pride in being the their leader."
15:50 - Charlie Wegelius will finish the Giro in the top 30 on GC, he has just crossed the line in the 16th fastest time and you can now watch all the top men on British Eurosport 2 (Sky 411 / Virgin 525) & on the Eurosport Player
15:40 - Wiggins will not record a second stage win as he is only strong enough for third place, finishing in 20:48.
15:30 - Marco Pinotti gave cyclingnews his views on the course: "The Torricelle is a well-known climb in Italian cycling. This isn't an easy final time-trial, and it isn't one for the specialists. I can't see the pink jersey changing hands if there are any more than 30 seconds between first and second. This stage is above all a gauge of condition, so a guy who has been superior in the mountains will probably be superior here."
15:20 - World time trial championship silver medallist Gustav Erik Larsson (Saxo Bank) takes the lead with a time of 20:19. The Swede was eighth in the Amsterdam ITT. Konovalovas and Meyer remain second and third with Wiggins now on course.
15:10 - Gilberto Simoni will be on the podium later to receive a "Lifetime Achievement Award" and the two-time former champion bows out of the Giro with a time of 22:57.
15:00 - The 1999 and 2004 World Road Race Championships took place on this course, although in the reverse direction, and it was won on both occasions by Spain's Oscar Freire.
14:50 - Cervélo's Ignatas Konovalovas beat Bradley Wiggins by just a second to win a flat TT in Rome last year and the Lithuanian is the new leader with a time of 20:42.
14:40 - The only Australian rider to ever take home a jersey of any kind in the Giro before today was Phil Anderson, who claimed first place in the no longer existing Intergiro classification in 1990.
14:30 - It is a great day for the Aussies as Matthew Lloyd becomes the first Australian to win the green jersey in the Giro d'Italia and he will be joined by compatriots Cadel Evans, who has won the red jersey of the points classification, and Richie Porte, who will win the white jersey of best young rider, on the podium.
14:20 - Cameron Meyer sets the early benchmark with the Australian posting a time of 20:51.
14:10 - This is almost certainly to be the final top 10 - the battle for third between Nibali and Scarponi and the fight for sixth between Richie Porte and Alexandre Vinokourov are likely to be the most keenly contested. GC: 1. Ivan Basso; 2. Arroyo at 1:15; 3. Nibali at 2:56; 4. Scarponi at 2:57; 5. Evans in 3:47; 6. Porte at 7:25; 7. Vinokourov at 7:31; 8. Sastre at 8:56; 9. Kiserlovski at 14:08; 10. Pinotti 15:00.
14:00 - Basso holds a commanding 75 second lead over David Arroyo. The Liquigas man was 35 seconds quicker than the Spaniard on the opening 8.4km time trial in Amsterdam. Arroyo will be looking over his shoulder at Vincenzo Nibali and Michele Scarponi - he holds a 1:41 advantage in second but was 48 seconds slower than Nibali on stage one on a course half the length. Nibali and Scarponi are split by a single second but the Androni rider was 11 seconds slower on stage one. General Classification
13:50 - For the third consecutive year, the Giro concludes with an individual time trial. The 15.3km course has several sharp turns and the Torricelle climb in the middle, which is a 220m ascent, before the riders loop back to downtown Verona.
13:40 - Marco Corti is first off the start ramp at 13:40 UK time with the men from 11-139 on GC starting at one minute intervals. The top 10 go off at three minute intervals: Marco PINOTTI 15:58; Robert KISERLOVSKI 16:01; Carlos SASTRE 16:04; Alexandre VINOKOUROV 16:07; Richie PORTE 16:10; Cadel EVANS 16:13; Michele SCARPONI 16:16; Vincenzo NIBALI 16:19; David ARROYO 16:22; Ivan BASSO 16:25
13:30 - Race leader Ivan Basso looks to complete victory in the final stage of the Giro d'Italia, an individual time trial in Verona.