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Last Updated: Wednesday, 28 May, 2003, 17:21 GMT 18:21 UK
Giro glory for Simoni
Gilberto Simoni
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Final Stage: Gilberto Simoni is held aloft by fans as he completes his second Giro win in three years
Simoni lifts the trophy
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Stefano Garzelli finishes the tour in second seven minutes six seconds behind and looks on as the winner gets the trophy
Italy's Giovanni Lombardi celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 20th stage of the Tour of Italy cycling race from Cannobbio to Cantu
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Stage 20: Italy's Giovanni Lombardi crosses the finishing line to win the penultimate stage between Cannobbio to Cantu
Italy's Gilberto Simoni proudly wears the pink jersey
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Despite finishing 38th, Gilberto Simoni heads to Sunday's final stage in Milan with an eight-minute lead
Italy's Gilberto Simoni celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the19th stage of the Tour of Italy
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Stage 19: Simoni's win extends his substantial overall lead ahead of the final two stages
The peleton ride up a snowy mountain on stage 18
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Stage 18: The peleton have snow and ice to contend with on the trecherous mountain roads
Giberto Simoni on the snowy road
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Simoni stayed out of trouble on the tricky route and opens up a seven-minute gap on second-placed Stefano Garzelli
Dario Frigo spays the champagne after winning stage 18
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Italian Dario Frigo wins the prestigious stage but second place for Gilberto Simoni almost guarantees him overall victory
Italian Alessandro Petacchi wins the short 117-kilometre stage 17
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Stage 17: Italian Alessandro Petacchi matches Mario Cipollini's record of six stage wins with his latest triumph
Italian Gilberto Simoni retained the overall leader's pink jersey
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Petacchi's compatriot Gilberto Simoni retains the overall lead with Stefano Garzelli one minute and 58 seconds behind

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