Nizzolo DQ'd after final Giro stage win

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Milan (AFP)

Giacomo Nizzolo of the Trek team was stripped of victory in the final stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday after deviating from his sprint line.

It meant the stage victory went to Germany's Nikias Arndt, of Giant.

Nizzolo thought he had claimed his maiden win at the race and even carried out post-stage interviews.

But the Italian fell back to earth with a bump after race judges ruled that he broke rules by deviating from his line, a move which stopped other riders -- including Sacha Modolo of Lampre -- from challenging for the stage victory.