Cycling: Spain's Benat Intxausti wins Giro Stage 16; Vincenzo Nibali maintains lead

IVREA, ITALY, (REUTERS) - Spain's Benat Intxausti won stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday between Valloire in France and Ivrea in Italy, while Italy's Vincenzo Nibali remained in the overall lead.

Intxausti, who led the Giro for a day earlier in the race, was the fastest of a leading group of three riders on the hilly 238 kilometre stage, with Estonia's Tanel Kangert in second and Poland's Przemyslaw Niemiec in third.

Nibali, who crossed the line around 13 seconds behind the leading trio in a small group of favourites, stayed ahead overall from Australia's Cadel Evans and Colombian Rigoberto Uran.

The Giro d'Italia finishes in Brescia on Sunday.