Nibali takes fourth stage of Giro di Padania

Vincenzo Nibali won the fourth stage of the Giro di Padania between Lazzate and Passo della Bocchetta.

The Liquigas-Cannondale rider beat fellow Italian Davide Rebellin (Meridiana-Kamen) to the line at the end of the 186km stage.

The 30-year-old Sicilian extends his lead at the top of the standings with the victory.

The challenging climb to the summit finish at Frabosa Soprana awaits the riders in the fifth and final stage of the race on Friday.