Vincenzo Nibali discussion thread

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Lequack said:
Didn't expect that Giro would take so much out of him. But then again all of those who did the Giro seem kind fo second hand, Nibali, Zakarin, Simon Yates. But on the other hand Landa and Mollema are still going well.
It's how it always was, that's Vincenzo. What's not very nice is that the team, by pushing him to ride the Tour is putting him an embarrassing situation. Maybe he can turn it around and win his sixth stage in the Tour but it will be very hard.

Slongo said today that he cracked more mentally than with his legs, it's useless to continue if you are not convinced in what you can do. He said that Nibali is not even disappointed. Take some rest and find new objectives.
 
NIbali should not be at the Tour ..he was never going ot make a dent on GC and why would a champion want to try and win a stage which is not guaranteed .. Shame as Niblai could have had rest and done the Vuelta and the worlds
 
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I think I said it earlier, but I agree that he is not really equipped to be a stage hunter. That being the case, I think dropping out now makes a lot of sense.

One thing I find slightly interesting is that he has not asked much of the other riders from Bahrain Merida thus far. I really do think they made an effort to allow for the other riders to pursue their own objectives in the Tour as much as possible. Which makes me think that Dennis may be targeting more than the ITT, that Teuns will try again, and that there is absolutely no reason for Caruso to be at the Tour.
 
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Climbing said:
So stupid TBM forcing him to ride the Tour... not easy to have a decent finale of the season either... but he has to try, he lacks racing, must race a lot this season imho.
Totally agree. And if he believes he doesn't 'have it' he won't. Why they couldn't let him skip the Tour and fight for Vuelta and Worlds is beyond me. This way they get Nothing instead of possible late season wins. Poor Vince. Maybe he'll 'get sick' and pull out. But he's not that kind of guy.
 
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Climbing said:
So stupid TBM forcing him to ride the Tour... not easy to have a decent finale of the season either... but he has to try, he lacks racing, must race a lot this season imho.
Totally agree. And if he believes he doesn't 'have it' he won't. Why they couldn't let him skip the Tour and fight for Vuelta and Worlds is beyond me. This way they get Nothing instead of possible late season wins. Poor Vince. Maybe he'll 'get sick' and pull out. But he's not that kind of guy.
 
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He is unnecessarily getting wound up. Other than Dumoulin or Froome nobody has managed the Giro Tour double well. Slongo and TBM created the hype for GC and so fans will expect. Nobody commented in 2016 when he did the TDF as training for the Olympics as there was no such expectation.
 
Today we got a reminder that Nibali is still in this (for him) stupid race.

"Today I was much better, it was right to try. The break was good but the group did not leave space, we pushed to try to gain time but in the end it was a very tough stage. The day before yesterday I was very ill, yesterday with the time trial I tried to get myself together. Today the sensations were good, we take a little step at a time: if you go on the break there are signs of recovery for the next stages but I don't want to put things in my head because it's difficult “.
 
It is obvious that unlike Landa he did not train as well as he had no motivation. Slongo kept the hype alive with his comments just to keep the team management happy. The team is in news for all wrong reasons. I suppose if this is training then he will still be good for Lombardia
 
Yeah, but I think he needed a lot of racing this year, okay could have achieved that with the Vuelta.
He was pushing such low cadence gear in the Giro, that must come from the long recovery and lack of racing, I expect the old end 2017 Nibali in some part of this year.
I hope at least.
 
And for once the vuelta route even would have kinda suited him. This is so f*cking annoying.

Still hope he can do something on the galibier. He did look decent on the tourmalet stage after all. But already this year feels kinda wasted and there are so little good years with him left :(
 
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Red Rick said:
https://www.corriere.it/sport/19_luglio_23/tour-visto-fondosono-cotto-ma-non-triste-35c4736a-acb3-11e9-8470-d02c1b58748e.shtml?refresh_ce-cp

Nibali saying TBM managment is a shitshow. He told them he couldn't do both GTs for GC, and now he's burnt out after trying. Doesn't to be in a terrible state of mind though. Also insists he's not too old to win GTs and he'll be too old when he decides he's too old.
Muddies the water of the Dennis situation further when Nibali is openly criticising them as well
 
That's actually one of the nicest interviews I've ever read from him. Very human, honest. I like when he says that even a Tour ridden in 50th position deserves to be finished: "I'm not sick, I'm not injured, why should I go home?".
 
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Red Rick said:
https://www.corriere.it/sport/19_luglio_23/tour-visto-fondosono-cotto-ma-non-triste-35c4736a-acb3-11e9-8470-d02c1b58748e.shtml?refresh_ce-cp

Nibali saying TBM managment is a shitshow. He told them he couldn't do both GTs for GC, and now he's burnt out after trying. Doesn't to be in a terrible state of mind though. Also insists he's not too old to win GTs and he'll be too old when he decides he's too old.
My rivals in this Tour? I think Evenepoel is dangerous but he's a bit old now, don't you think?

 

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