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Navardauskas wins stage, Nibali retains overall lead

Reuters, VAJONT, Italy

Wiggins went into the three-week race as one of the favorites, but has suffered a series of mishaps including a bad downhill crash, being blocked behind another pile-up and suffering a puncture during the time trial.

On Tuesday’s first full mountain stage, Wiggins lost 37 seconds to Nibali and struggled on a steep section of the final climb.

Asked if the Giro d’ltalia was a tougher race than the Tour, Olympic time trial champion Wiggins retorted: “The Tour of Picardie is a bloody hard race if you get sick. There’s only so much you can do.”

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