It's Cassani's choice though I suspect they talked. He has no chance whatsoever this year, to me it's kind of Richmond.
I definitely wouldn't consider him a favourite, but this course will be a lot more selective than Richmond I think. I just think if you bring him, he's someone that other teams have to expend energy worrying about. Who are they bringing instead, Moscon?It's Cassani's choice though I suspect they talked. He has no chance whatsoever this year, to me it's kind of Richmond.
Giro-Tour, don't remind us that he is not riding the Vuelta. Another lost opportunity, doing the stupid Tour instead.The route should absolutely be harder than Richmond. Obviously it's not a great chance for Nibali, but unless it's dead flat, Nibali should always be a big asset to the team.
Problem is that Nibali has done Giro-Vuelta. Any 3rd peak in the season isn't gonna last very long so peaking for the Worlds means giving up on Lombardia. If he prefers not going to riding at 80% and working for the team that's his decision
Maybe, though the level here doesn't look too bright. He is a Grand Tour rider, the best there is after a certain Kenyan and not a stage hunter. The Tour was painful to watch until the very last day. Lombardia comes in a package with Vuelta, it will be much harder to hit that peak after freaking Deutschland Tour. And I am happy for every day I can see him ride his bike in any competition.He wouldn’t have won the Vuelta anyway, and that stage win in the Tour was epic, and he now has a shot at a 3rd Lombardia. Acknowledge what you’re getting and be happy for it.
Yes, surprisingly sharp today. Read somewhere that San Fermo is fixed and it should be the last climb in GdL.He should be racing the Canadian classics afterwards, so his Lombardia preparation isn't that bad.
He was always near the front durning the final an pretty much the only teammate who was up there with Colbrelli and finished inside the top 20.
Viviani is not riding, who knows Formolino out, Bettiol as you said, reluctantly Nibs agrees to fill in and, and...Honestly, Cassani should think about bringing him to the WC, not Viviani.
Bettiol is having some health related problems and Formolo just crashed out of the Vuelta. In a +280 km one day race I'd rather bring Nibali and not Viviani or even Ulissi.
Thanks, wasn't 100% sure about Viviani not riding after his latest wins.Viviani is not riding, who knows Formolino out, Bettiol as you said, reluctantly Nibs agrees to fill in and, and...
Latest news is Cassani to make a final decision regarding Nibali after Quebec and Montreal.Excellent training I'd say, form looks already very good, hopefully it lasts all the way to end of the season.
Edit: surely, surely, you'll want Vincenzo help for the wc... we'll see
|Thread starter||Similar threads||Forum||Replies||Date|
|UAE Tour 2021, February 21 - February 27||Professional Road Racing||792|
|Teams & Riders Marc Hirschi discussion thread||Professional Road Racing||139|
|Aleksandr Vlasov discussion thread||Professional Road Racing||19|
|F||Random Discussion||Professional Road Racing||14|
|B||Vincenzo Nibali is ready to emulate Valentino Rossi||Professional Road Racing||0|