Vincenzo Nibali (in pink) climbing with the rest of the GC contenders on stage 10 of the 2013 Giro d’Italia. Hello again, CyclingTips readers,
We rolled into the new week with a confirmation from Trek-Segafredo that Vincenzo Nibali will start the Giro d’Italia. In other news, Deceuninck-QuickStep has announced the lineup that will support Joao Almeida and Remco Evenepoel at the Giro, while Bahrain Victorious says that the team is “all-in” for Mikel Landa in the Italian Grand Tour.
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Vincenzo Nibali will race the Giro d’Italia
Trek-Segafredo has confirmed that Vincenzo Nibali, who broke his wrist in a training crash less than three weeks ago, will nevertheless make the start the upcoming Giro d’Italia. Nibali said last week that he would make his final decision after consulting with doctors following a short training camp.
“The surgeon who operated on Vincenzo, Dr Tami, first performed X-rays on the wrist, which showed that the plate was well positioned and there were no dislocations,” said Trek-Segafredo physician Emilio Magni in a team press release. “It means that the wrist has responded well to the stresses created during the last week of intense training. The following check-up has confirmed the good recovery of functionality and articulation, allowing Dr Tami to give his approval to Vincenzo’s return to racing. Everything went in the best way.”Nibali will race alongside a strong team that also includes Bauke Mollema and Giulio Ciccone as potential […]