The Stats Don't Lie, Vincenzo Nibali Is The Greatest Rider Of His Generation

Joe Robinson 19 Mar 2018 Victory at Milan-San Remo means the shark of Messina has joined an exclusive club within cycling Victory at Milan-San Remo last Saturday confirmed Vincenzo Nibali as one of the great all-time cyclists. Some, like myself, had already afforded him this plaudit but this latest win on the Via Roma should quash any remaining doubters. Seizing his moment as the race climbed the Poggio, Nibali attacked alongside the young Krists Neilands (Israel Cycling Academy). Catching the bunch napping, a gap grew before the Sicilian crested the climb. In his most natural habitat, Nibali descended down onto the coastal road, not affording himself a second to look back. It looked as 33-year-old's dream was going to be crushed as the peloton began to bear down in the last few kilometres. However, a heroic effort saw the Shark of Messina cross the line, arms aloft, holding off a ...

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