Vincenzo Nibali: Worlds final climb is like a mountain bike endurance race

Vincenzo Nibali (Italy) before checking out the Worlds course

Milan-San Remo winner Vincenzo Nibali ( Bahrain-Merida ) was in Innsbruck earlier this week to ride reconnaissance over the 2018 UCI World Championships road race circuit. Accompanied by fellow Italian teammates Franco Pellizotti (Bahrain-Merida) and Alessandro De Marchi (BMC Racing), the trio rode over the Olympia road circuit twice, despite cold conditions and snow. The Worlds take place in September and Nibali has already stated that the road race will be one of his major targets for the season. The Italian will also aim at winning his second Tour de France in July. After his reconnaissance Nibali stated that the course was harder than he expected. "The final climb looked like a mountain bike endurance race, so hard," he said. "It will be a difficult race to manage, from power distribution to food, from the technical choices to the choice of athletes for a complete national team. After seeing it ...

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