Vincenzo Nibali’S Tour De France Ambitions To Become Clear On First Mountain Finish

Vincenzo Nibali finishes stage 14 at the Giro

Vincenzo Nibali ’s Tour de France ambitions will become clear on the first mountain finish at La Planche des Belles Filles on stage 6, with his coach Paolo Slongo describing the Sicilian as a potential “loose cannon” who could shake up the race if he can rediscover the form that helped him finish second overall at the Giro d’Italia behind Richard Carapaz. Nibali won the Tour de France in 2014, completing a rare collection of all three Grand Tours. He opted to target the Giro d’Italia this year but agreed to ride the Tour de France on request of his Bahrain-Merida team. The 34-year-old Sicilian has always played down any suggestions he will target overall victory, saying stage victories are his goal, but with both Chris Froome and Tom Dumoulin out of the race due to injury, Nibali and Slongo know there could be a chance to win a second ...

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