Todd Wells (1339) had plenty of gas in the tank to pass Ben Sonntag (74) on the final lap of the Mou...

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World champion wins the 12th stage of Giro d’Italia

VICENZA, Italy – Alberto Contador extended his overall lead ahead of Fabio Aru to 17 seconds, while Philippe Gilbert won the rainy 12th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Thursday.

It all came down to a brief climb in the final kilometer.

Gilbert, the 2012 world champion, attacked and surged ahead of a couple breakaway riders to cross the line alone. The Belgian rider with BMC clocked nearly 4½ hours over the 118-mile leg from...

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