CYCLING THE PORTUGUESE RUI COSTA WORLD CHAMPION. Vincenzo Nibali finished fourth
Portugal’s Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa won the World Road Cycling Elite in Florence, upping the Spaniard Joaquin Rodriguez. The blue Vincenzo Nibali is in fourth place, defeated the sprint (or rather, the sprint waived) for the bronze medal on the other Spaniard Alejandro Valverde: 16” to them by the pair of head. Rui Costa, who own name in Florence remembers a former football player purple, he ran the 272 km race after over 7 hours strongly affected by the weather: many falls. Immense Vincenzo Nibali fourth to the disappointment of the 200,000 fans scattered along the route from Lucca to Florence. Sagan sixth closes at 34 “, Gilbert is ninth, tenth Cancellara; Scarponi sixteenth, seventeenth Pozzato at 1’05, Visconti 51 th on the 60 finishers at 9’15.