Nibali: I'M On The Way Up

Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida)

It's been a tough road to recovery for Vincenzo Nibali ( Bahrain-Merida ) in the Vuelta a España , but the Italian Grand Tour star is sure he's in fast-improving condition as the race draws towards an end. Day-in, day-out at the Vuelta, Nibali has been either in breakaways or working hard on the front for Bahrain-Merida as they battle to defend Ion Izagirre's GC options. At the Balcon de Bizkaia summit finish on Wednesday, there was something of a landmark for Nibali as he secured his first top-10 placing in a stage of the Vuelta - or any race, for that matter - since his bad crash in the closing kilometres on Alpe d'Huez in July at the Tour de France, fracturing a vertebra in the centre of his back. But as Nibali and the Vuelta head towards the mountains of Andorra on Friday, where Nibali took a fine ...

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