Professional Cycling For the Fans - Where's Nibali?
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07-14-11, 03:33 PM
Not in France seemingly. Had a good Giro and don't remember him getting hurt.
He'll be doing the Tour of Poland & the Vuelta. Not doing the TDF this year.
Kind of Blued
07-14-11, 06:29 PM
Assuming that Contador is showing signs of pain from the Giro, I'd imagine that Nibali or Scarpone would be 10-15 minutes down by now.
07-14-11, 07:57 PM
That was the plan since the start of the season. Nibali would be the leader at the Giro and Basso would focus on the Tour. Nibali will probably get a shot at the Vuelta.
I like Nibali, but I don't think he can win the Tour yet. Might as well stick to the Giro and Vuelta for another year or two where he can get results.
07-14-11, 08:12 PM
Basso was supposed to defend the Giro, but got into an accident and couldn't compete.
I'd assume Nibali was slotted to ride the Vuelta instead of the TdF anyway.
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