Giro D’Italia: Nibali Looks To Limit Losses To Roglic In San Marino Time Trial

Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) put in a strong time

Pesaro may have been festooned in pink to celebrate the visit of the Giro d'Italia but, by the time Vincenzo Nibali emerged from anti-doping following stage 8 , it was beginning to have the air of the coastal town they forgot to close down. Grey waves were crashing onto wet sand on the seafront, while leaden drops of rain were falling steadily over the finishing straight, where the podium and television area were already being dismantled. The boisterous crowds that had lined the final kilometres had long since dissipated in search of shelter. As Nibali soft-pedalled towards the Bahrain-Merida bus, he slowed to offer a perfunctory account of the Giro's longest day. The 239km leg along the Adriatic coast had passed off without incident – "Nothing to report," he said – and thoughts were already turning to Sunday's pivotal time trial to San Marino. So far on the Giro, few ...

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