Vincenzo Nibali discussion thread

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Nibali cant help Aru as his form is too bad. Ever since his peaking method, he only gets in form for that race which here is the Olympics. Valverde on the other hand has been pretty good as he knows how to peak for a 2nd GT in succession but most likely he may not be extremely competitive in the Olympics
 
Nibali has always worked for his teammates when asked to.
He will be helpful in the third week in case Aru needs him, I'm 100% sure about this. And yes he'll be fresher than all the top guys come the end of the Tour (Valverde being the only exception, cause he's a freak).
 
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SafeBet said:
Nibali has always worked for his teammates when asked to.
He will be helpful in the third week in case Aru needs him, I'm 100% sure about this. And yes he'll be fresher than all the top guys come the end of the Tour (Valverde being the only exception, cause he's a freak).
I can't see that happening. Not with the Giro in his legs. If he was that fresh he would make the podium which he won't. The next two days should be very interesting and should thin out the GC rivals pretty well.
 
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He should save himself for the Alpes and maybe help Aru if they have some evil plan.
He is not recovered after Giro and stage win these days are impossible for him.
 
He is always better in bad weather though. Still, I hope he is allowed to join the race for the KotM with Pinot and Majka now that Aru is shown to not be in great form. Nibali hangs in there and works for his team even though he is likely leaving it at the end of the season. Contador just quits on his team despite being in perfect form for a top 5, a stage or KotM. Any criticism of Nibali should be multiplied x10 against Confador.
 
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Fergoose said:
He is always better in bad weather though. Still, I hope he is allowed to join the race for the KotM with Pinot and Majka now that Aru is shown to not be in great form. Nibali hangs in there and works for his team even though he is likely leaving it at the end of the season. Contador just quits on his team despite being in perfect form for a top 5, a stage or KotM. Any criticism of Nibali should be multiplied x10 against Confador.
Aru is still well in contention, being just 1.23 down.

He might not stand a chance of winning the Tour, but his race is far from over and we all know he is a damn fighter.
Impossible that Nibali is left free of his super-domestique duties at the moment.

If Aru lost a few more mins, and above all any real chance of getting a podium spot, than it would be Nibali's show time.
 
During the stage yesterday a TV camera, and microphone, focused on a discussion between Nibali and Froome. Robbie McEwan said that he understood Nibali to say to Froome that he would be "leaving after a couple more".
 
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Eclipse said:
He's finding his legs. Bailed out Aru today (and quieted a few doubters in regards to his willingness to work)
It only took nine stages. But Nibali will leave the race early I think and Aru does not seem to have the legs at the moment. Long way to go and the Ventoux stage and the TT should sort out the GC in a big way.
 
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SafeBet said:
Coming into form at the right time. He might be a huge asset for Aru's podium quest in the final three days of racing. Great ride today.
;) this. I liked what I saw today.
 

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