Vegni expects Nibali, Aru and possibly Sagan to ride 2019 Giro d'Italia

Alberto Contador, Fabio Aru, Mauro Vegni (RCS Sport), Vincenzo Nibali and Tom Dumoulin attained the

Giro d'Italia director Mauro Vegni knows that he faces an uphill task to convince Chris Froome to return in 2019, but he is confident Team Sky will send one of their Grand Tour leaders to the Corsa Rosa and hinted to Cyclingnews that Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) and Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) will both be on the start line in Bologna on Saturday, May 11. Vegni came under fire after reports suggested that Froome was paid close to €2 million to ride the 2018 Giro d'Italia despite his then on-going salbutamol case. Vegni denied doing a deal with Froome, insisting he only deals with teams, not their star riders. "I don't think riders like Froome, Alberto Contador or Peter Sagan are driven by money. They already earn a lot. Whatever I can offer doesn't change their lives. Chris came to this year's Giro d'Italia for sporting reasons, not financial reasons," ...

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