Nibali seals classic win with a fine descent Proteas bowlers make light work of Tigers
ITALIAN Vincenzo Nibali used his descent skills to claim an impressive victory in the Giro Di Lombardia “Monument” classic for the second time.
The Bahrain-Merida rider, who also won the race in 2015, dropped Frenchman Thibaut Pinot in the descent from the Civiglio hill and never looked back.
He crossed the finish line 28 seconds ahead of France’s Julian Alaphilippe, according to the provisional results. Another Italian, Gianni Moscon, took third place after the 247km ride from Bergamo.
Ireland’s Nicolas Roche crossed the line in 12th position, in a group some 1.12 seconds behind Nibali. Daniel Martin was over five minutes further behind in 36th place.
“Il Lombardia” is the last of five Monument (top) one-day classics in the season after Milan-San Remo, BANGLADESH look to be heading for defeat in their second and final Test against South Africa.
After a crushing 333-run loss in the first meeting, the tourists are on course for an even bigger drubbing in Bloemfontein.
Starting day two on 428 for three, South Africa motored to 573 for the loss of just one more wicket before opting against further punishment.
They declared with four centurions, with Hashim Amla (132) and Faf du Plessis (135 not out) joining day-one 100-makers Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram.
Having rested for the best part of two days, South Africa’s bowlers then took over and wiped The Tigers out for 147.
Kasigo Rabada got rid of openers Imrul Kayes and Soumya Sarkar as part of a five-for-33 haul, while Duanne Olivier picked up three for 40. Liton Das accounted for almost half of Bangladesh’s runs with 70.