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06 Nov 2017 23:28

Rollthedice wrote:Old habits die hard or maybe never.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BbE5EGEAu3h/

O don't know how normal that crap is for him, but it bugs me
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07 Nov 2017 01:55

Red Rick wrote:
Rollthedice wrote:Old habits die hard or maybe never.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BbE5EGEAu3h/

O don't know how normal that crap is for him, but it bugs me


he is no longer 10 yo , someone should tell him
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07 Nov 2017 10:45

Why?
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07 Nov 2017 10:56

That's nothing for a pro rider.
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07 Nov 2017 14:46

Rollthedice wrote:Old habits die hard or maybe never.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BbE5EGEAu3h/


Man just knows how to ride his bike :)
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Nibali becomes only the 6th winner of all 3 GTS (2014)!
Nibali joins Gimondi, Merckx and Hinault as only the 4th man to win all 3 GTS and 2 different Monuments (2018). A throwback rider in this age of specialization. Bravo!
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07 Nov 2017 15:45

A veteran still enjoying riding his bike. What's to blame?
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14 Nov 2017 19:02

The Shark turns 33. Buon compleanno Vince!!!!
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18 Nov 2017 17:07

Today Visconti uploaded a MTB ride he did together with Nibali https://www.strava.com/activities/1280227861

Check the second pic he published... Nibali's emergency repairs skills :lol: :lol:

Translating what Visconti said in the comments: "As the hole in the tyre was too large for the sealant to work, he (Nibali) made a sort of quick cement, applied it to the tyre and held it in place with the plastic band"... and then added "It's unbelievable. He can fix anything. Nothing can stop him. He'll find a solution".

Visconti seems to admire him quite a lot (Based also on many other comments he has made recently).
When they were juniors, they were fierce rivals and didn't get along very well.
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18 Nov 2017 17:12

Would you mind posting the picture here? (for those of us without a Strava account)
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18 Nov 2017 17:18

Netserk wrote:Would you mind posting the picture here? (for those of us without a Strava account)


Unfortunately it seems it's not possible to link the pic directly.
I can't get a web address for it. And I can't download it either. Perhaps someone that's more tech savvy than me and has got a Strava account?
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18 Nov 2017 17:24

I managed :razz:

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18 Nov 2017 17:29

Thanks! :)
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Re: Vincenzo Nibali discussion thread

18 Nov 2017 17:31

This man is no ordinary man.
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23 Nov 2017 11:27

Nibali has confirmed that next year he will be targeting LBL.
He will also ride Amstel Gold Race and Fleche Wallonne.

I guess next week we'll know if he rides the Giro or the Tour.
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23 Nov 2017 12:20

If the Ardennes actually are priority races he peaks for, I think TDF is more likely. Especially given how Nibali has peaked in the third week of GTs in recent years. Maintaining peak from LBL to the 3rd week of the Giro would be hard. The other option would be to not really peak for the Ardennes, do them at 95% or so, and then try to peak normally for the Giro. Even this might be tricky.
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24 Nov 2017 16:18

meat puppet wrote:If the Ardennes actually are priority races he peaks for, I think TDF is more likely. Especially given how Nibali has peaked in the third week of GTs in recent years. Maintaining peak from LBL to the 3rd week of the Giro would be hard. The other option would be to not really peak for the Ardennes, do them at 95% or so, and then try to peak normally for the Giro. Even this might be tricky.


It was always Ardennes, Tour, Vuelta and Worlds. Giro threw in Sicily again and they are very late with the unveiling of the whole route, that's leading to the indecision. I would prefer Vincenzo to arrive strong and give everything in Liege, then do a good Tour even battle for the win given the parcours, prepare the Worlds with a decent Vuelta and win in Innsbruck. Anyway he said it will be a very important and hard season for him.
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24 Nov 2017 23:49

Rather then fight TommyD & Aru at the Giro, I'd rather see a reprise of his skills on the pavé.
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30 Nov 2017 20:36

Live look at Nibali following the Froome news:

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01 Dec 2017 07:09

bob.a.feet wrote:Live look at Nibali following the Froome news:

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Hardly.
Couldn't best a 'tired' Froome at the Vuelta.
Lost to Quintana and Doumoulin at the Giro.
Below Average team.
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01 Dec 2017 08:53

By his own admission Froome was at his very best at the Vuelta and Nibs will have at his disposal potentially a good team in France with Ion and Gorka Izagirre, Pozzovivo, Pellizotti, Siutsou, Navardauskas and Haussler. Nibali has his chance and one rainy day on the 15th of July might make things even more interesting.
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