Posted: Wednesday May 15, 2013 1:09 PM

Navardauskas wins stage; Nibali keeps Giro lead

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VAJONT, Italy (AP) - Lithuanian rider Ramunas Navardauskas won the 11th stage of the Giro d'Italia with a solo breakaway Wednesday while Vincenzo Nibali held on to the overall lead.

Navardauskas, who rides for the Garmin-Sharp squad, clocked 4 hours, 23 minutes, 14 seconds over the 113-mile leg from Tarvisio to Vajont, which featured two category-2 climbs, including an uphill finish.

Italians Daniel Oss and Stefano Pirazzi were second and third. Oss crossed 1 minute, 8 seconds behind and Stefano Pirazzi was 2:59 back.

Nibali maintained a 41-second lead over 2011 Tour de France winner Cadel Evans, as the top of the overall standings remained unchanged.

The stage was held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Vajont dam disaster, which killed nearly 2,000 people and devastated the area on Oct. 9, 1963.

 
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