March 7, 2014
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SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO, Italy (AP) - Italy's Vincenzo Nibali has defended his title in the Tirreno-Adriatico race Tuesday, finishing 23 seconds ahead of Tour de France runner-up Chris Froome.
Alberto Contador was third overall, 52 seconds back. World champion Tony Martin, who rides for Omega Pharma-Quick Step, won the 5.7-mile time trial in 10 minutes, 25 seconds.
Nibali, who rides for Astana, was 12th in the time trial and Froome was sixth.
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