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Uran retains Giro lead as Aru claims stage 15

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Fabio Aru rises from seventh to fourth with his stage 15 victory © Getty Images
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Fabio Aru enjoyed victory on home soil as he clinched stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday, while overall leader Rigoberto Uran extended his advantage over Cadel Evans.

Aru moved up from seventh to fourth in the general race classification and is now two minutes and 24 seconds behind Uran.

Uran crossed the line 42 seconds behind Aru, but gained another 31 seconds over Evans, who finished the 255km stage in 10th place and was one of many riders to struggle with the 1,400-metre ascent in the closing 20 kilometres.

Nairo Quintana, the pre-race favourite, finished third to make up 24 seconds Uran, but still trails the race leader by two minutes 40 seconds.

Monday will see the rider's take their final rest day before they return on Tuesday for a 139km stage, which will include three climbs, from Ponte di Legno to Val Martello.

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