Cycling-Italian Nibali retains Tirreno-Adriatico title

SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO, Italy, March 12 (Reuters) - I taly's Vincenzo Nibali won the Tirreno-Adriatico for the second successive year on Tuesday.

Briton Chris Froome was second with Spain's Alberto Contador third overall.

The final stage, a short time trial in San Benedetto del Tronto, was taken by Germany's World Time Trial champion Tony Martin. (Reporting by Alasdair Fotheringham, editing by Justin Palmer)