Nibali primed for thin air of Giro d'Italia's final week

Vincenzo Nibali addresses the crowd after stage 15 at the Giro

If the third week of the Giro d'Italia is akin to the last six miles of a marathon, then no man is as well-versed in going the distance as Vincenzo Nibali ( Bahrain-Merida ). The history of the corsa rosa is littered with riders who have kept pace for fifteen days only to hit the wall with the finish line almost in sight. Nibali, by contrast, is a rider who has the uncanny knack of hitting his stride just as the race reaches its hardest point. On the Giro's second and final rest day, Nibali finds himself third overall, 1:47 down on maglia rosa Richard Carapaz (Movistar) and a minute behind Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma). The gaps are not insurmountable and the terrain ahead is surely amenable: of the six stages between here and the finish in Verona, four are mountainous, starting with Tuesday's demanding leg over the Mortirolo to Ponte ...

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