The sad thing was not even being good enough to do anything. I hope thats no longer the case, or I foresee a retirement soon, as it also wouldn't be a case of "I'll just focus on one day races instead"Retirement at the end of 2021 or 2022? The level massively increased, and I'm not sure if he has the motivation to try again.
I would.I think for a rider like him it's fine to stick around even if he isn't quite at elite level anymore. He is different than some guys like Froome who, ever since they emerged as gt contender, haven't really done anything but being around the very top of the gc. Froome not having the level to compete felt strange. For Nibali it doesn't. Nibali is 100% the sort of guy who I can see just going to gt's stage hunting, getting a few more spectacular wins. In fact he has actually done that regularly in the last few years already.
But anyway, let's first see how the giro goes. It's easy to say he is finally done after a performance like this week, but if his performances at this race were anything to go by he would have been finally done half a decade ago. I'm certainly not expecting him to win another giro, but I also wouldn't be shocked if he reaches a level to make some serious noise in May.
Ultinam logica falsa tuam philosophiam totam suffodiant!He is no Sulla. He will never come back and reclaim the eyetalian riders consulship. I think he knows he doesn't have "it" anymore but as Cicero said "Consuetudinis magna vis est" or he is doing "Crede quod habes, et habes" ..fake that he still got it for one last big hurrah. Yes, I was reading latin today .
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