Vincenzo Nibali discussion thread

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SafeBet said:
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?".
So the rumors about a supposed sickness that lead to his cracking in Saint Etienne were fake news, he's done physically and at this point he can only hang on until Paris.
 
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Nirvana said:
SafeBet said:
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?".
So the rumors about a supposed sickness that lead to his cracking in Saint Etienne were fake news, he's done physically and at this point he can only hang on until Paris.
I don't think they were fake news. He says he's not sick now, but during an interview at the end of last week he mentioned a bad stomach the day before the ITT.
 
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del1962 said:
When you podium the Giro you’re not too old to win
Of course not. It's a narrative that comes up from time to time, it was also used before the Giro when his chances were dismissed. People forget too quickly that he finished second in a Grand Tour just 2 months ago while being stronger than all the other favorites. What he still needs this year is a big win and then off to Trek.
 
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Rollthedice said:
del1962 said:
When you podium the Giro you’re not too old to win
Of course not. It's a narrative that comes up from time to time, it was also used before the Giro when his chances were dismissed. People forget too quickly that he finished second in a Grand Tour just 2 months ago while being stronger than all the other favorites. What he still needs this year is a big win and then off to Trek.
Just because he was stupid tactically doesn't mean that he was stronger than Carapaz.
 
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tobydawq said:
Rollthedice said:
del1962 said:
When you podium the Giro you’re not too old to win
Of course not. It's a narrative that comes up from time to time, it was also used before the Giro when his chances were dismissed. People forget too quickly that he finished second in a Grand Tour just 2 months ago while being stronger than all the other favorites. What he still needs this year is a big win and then off to Trek.
Just because he was stupid tactically doesn't mean that he was stronger than Carapaz.
Carapaz was a favorite from the start?

This is clearly referring to Nibali doing better than Dumoulin, Roglic, Yates and MAL while before the race he was considered a huge underdog vs those guys.
 
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tobydawq said:
Rollthedice said:
del1962 said:
When you podium the Giro you’re not too old to win
Of course not. It's a narrative that comes up from time to time, it was also used before the Giro when his chances were dismissed. People forget too quickly that he finished second in a Grand Tour just 2 months ago while being stronger than all the other favorites. What he still needs this year is a big win and then off to Trek.
Just because he was stupid tactically doesn't mean that he was stronger than Carapaz.
Never said that, read my post. Carapaz was not a favorite.
 
Thank f*cking god, this really salvaged his tour. Still annoyed they didn't let him stagehunt in the first place. Pretty sure he would have been unbeatable in the polka dots competition.

Also, anyone know if he is riding san Sebastian? Cause I really think he should
 
Gigs_98 said:
Thank f*cking god, this really salvaged his tour. Still annoyed they didn't let him stagehunt in the first place. Pretty sure he would have been unbeatable in the polka dots competition.

Also, anyone know if he is riding san Sebastian? Cause I really think he should
Dont know. Supercompensation after a double is a bit different but he has taken a few nice recovery rides in the gruppetto
 
Grande! At last he could dedicate a victory to the memory of his grandfather who passed away last year. Sixth stage win in Tour de France, out with a bang from the most top tens without a win, what more can you ask? To win Lombardia, of course.
 

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