Vincenzo Nibali: It will be a very unusual Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida) on the attack at Fleche Wallonne

He came, he smiled and took some selfies with fans, he stood on a podium and he left: Vincenzo Nibali ( Bahrain-Merida ) paid a lightning-fast visit to the Liège-Bastogne-Liège presentation on Saturday, but it was enough to garner the Sicilian some of the biggest cheers of all from the fans present and to remind his rivals that on Sunday, the Shark Of Messina will once again be on the prowl. Last Wednesday, Nibali's attack over the first of three ascents of the Mur effectively lit the touch paper for a series of challenges to Alejandro Valverde's domination, and his long breakaway was instrumental in the wearing down process of the Movistar Team as well. Nibali was caught at the foot of the final ascent of the Mur, but combined with his stunning victory in Milano-Sanremo, his high profile attack at the Tour of Flanders and his long history of ...

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