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AP Spain's Mikel Nieve Ituralde crosses the finish line to win the 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race from Conegliano to Gardecc - Photo

Spain's Mikel Nieve Ituralde crosses the finish line to win the 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race from Conegliano to Gardecc

Sunday May 22, 07:14 PM
Spain's Mikel Nieve Ituralde crosses the finish line to win the 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race from Conegliano to Gardeccia Val di Fassa, Sunday, May 22, 2011. Alberto Contador extended his already commanding lead while fellow Spaniard Mikel Nieve Ituralde won the grueling 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday. A member of an early breakaway, Nieve clocked 7 hours, 27 minutes, 14 seconds over the five major climbs lining the 229-kilometer (142-mile) route from Conegliano to Gardeccia Val di Fassa. (AP Photo/Daniele badolato, Lapresse) ITALY OUT