Vincenzo Nibali And The Giro-Tour Double: Why Not Try?

Vincenzo Nibali talks ahead of a training ride

Vincenzo Nibali ( Bahrain-Merida ) has raced the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France in the same year on two previous occasions, but his coach Paolo Slongo maintains that neither instance provides any real pointers as to his chances of pulling off the double in 2019. "This is the first time that we’re really aiming to do well in GC in both the Giro and the Tour, and the information from those precedents isn’t of much use," Slongo told Cyclingnews . "The data from more recent years is of more interest. We’ve done the Tour and Vuelta – which is a bit similar – so we have some data from that. But even in those years, Vincenzo had started racing in January. In 2019, we’re starting later and hoping to have more energy for the Grand Tours, so it’s different." The 23-year-old Nibali who placed 11th at the 2008 Giro ...

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