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Quintana doubles up as Giro rivals suffer

Colombia's Nairo Quintana soared to victory on a dramatic ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia Sunday that secured the race leader's pink jersey and dented the victory hopes of several key rivals.

Nibali warns Quintana sparks could fly on Mount Etna

Defending champion Vincenzo Nibali says he has no gripe with Giro d'Italia rival Nairo Quintana, but warned the Colombian sparks could fly when they race to the first summit finish on Mount Etna Tuesday.

Giro riders thrown out after positive tests

Italians Stefano Pirazzi and Nicola Ruffoni were thrown out of the 100th Giro d'Italia on Thursday after the International Cycling Union (UCI) confirmed both had tested positive for a derivative of banned growth hormones.

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