Teams & Riders Vincenzo Nibali discussion thread

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May 19, 2011
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SeriousSam said:
maybe you're right and pessimism is getting the better of me. do you think come the tour, he's going to be at least as strong as his winning giro form?
I think he is definitely moving towards the right direction and he was never competitive in Dauphine before anyway. I hope he can even better his Giro form, so we can see a proper AC, VN and CF threesome lol
 
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Vino attacks everyone said:
I think one of the most important things for Nibali this Dauphine is that he is comfortable on the bike. His core strenght must be unbelivable, he barely moves his upper body at all :eek:
that is what I am saying the whole week, I don't think ever he was in the red zone in this dauphine and he did not need to. it is only a preparation race. He reminds me how Wiggins climb, hopefully that is not a very bad thing lol
 
I love how the Italian champs always have the distance of a proper classic.

Anyway Nibs clearly is in 2013 Contador mode, nothing can be done and he will disappoint at the Tour. :(

Let's just wait he is back to his level in 2015
 
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Parrulo said:
I love how the Italian champs always have the distance of a proper classic.

Anyway Nibs clearly is in 2013 Contador mode, nothing can be done and he will disappoint at the Tour. :(

Let's just wait he is back to his level in 2015
I think its just standard dauphine-nibali mode.He will be ready for the Tour,question is - will it be enough to match Contador/Froome/Valverde?
 
Parrulo said:
I love how the Italian champs always have the distance of a proper classic.

Anyway Nibs clearly is in 2013 Contador mode, nothing can be done and he will disappoint at the Tour. :(

Let's just wait he is back to his level in 2015
LaFlorecita syndrome? He's had a great progression thus far at the Dauphiné, no worries
 
Nov 21, 2011
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cineteq said:
LaFlorecita syndrome? He's had a great progression thus far at the Dauphiné, no worries
He still has to show a lot. Other seasons he won here and there, this year he can't even reach the top 10 in the mountains.
 
May 19, 2011
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Eclipse said:
I was more disappointed today. He had a lot of support for the move but in the end he had no legs on the final climb anyway.

Still, a month left to find them.
Dauphine is always a training race for him, just take a look at his history at this race. Wining this race is not even in his mind.:eek:
 
Aug 16, 2013
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Nibali just having a season like Contador last year. Had a bad winter, and it will continue all the year. So don't expect big results from him this yea and especially this Tour, i rate 4/5 riders higher then him.
 
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Arredondo said:
Nibali just having a season like Contador last year. Had a bad winter, and it will continue all the year. So don't expect big results from him this yea and especially this Tour, i rate 4/5 riders higher then him.
TBH it's worse so far. At least Contador had podiumed a WT-race.
 
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Pippo_San said:
Which means he's lacking the form at the top end of the race. Which means Slongo was right all along.
Everything's good. Monster Nibbles at the TdF. Watch out.
Which means Contador+Nibbles monster attack on the Tourmalet :D
 
Aug 16, 2013
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Vino attacks everyone said:
according to an intervju made yesterday he felt much better than on stage 2. Today was more of an off day rather than just bad shape.
But how much is this his real feeling, or just some sort of cover-up of deeper worries?
 
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well, overall he didn't look good to contest with the two titans on July. He got looootss to do before TDF. Sure 2012 he made to 3rd with even worst result. But this year ain't 2012. Contador and Froome are a whole full class above Wiggins. And with Valverde in his splendid form, he'll have to fight harder just to get to 3rd place. Unless if Froome crumbles like today. :D
 
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It's funny the whole situation we thought about during the winter has totally changed. Nibali beating Froome at the Tour doesn't mean he'll win it :D
 

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