Teams & Riders Vincenzo Nibali discussion thread

Page 694 - Get up to date with the latest news, scores & standings from the Cycling News Community.
Press conference today:

"I can't tell you what my condition is like, but it's important for me to be here. It has been a difficult period, I was out for 10 days. When I came back from Teide I had a couple of days of unloading in view of the Tour of the Alps, then there was the crash during training that upset everything. Slowly I got back on the bike and only last Monday after the check-up I dissolved the reserves since the fracture is healing. I can't make big proclamations, not even in my head"

"I don't experience pain now, or rather it depends a lot on the weather. The meteoropathy counts, some days the discomfort is completely absent, others it has been felt. Today, 3 weeks after the accident, my wrist is fine and day after day it's better. We have accelerated the time so much, I have to thank the many people and specialized centers that have helped me in this run-up. The first week of the race will be a test, then we will take stock, I will undergo other tests and with the medical staff of the team we will evaluate what to do."

"We tried different solutions, in the end I think we will put a softer tape on the handlebars and opt for some less atmosphere at the tires. I won't use a brace, at most I'll wear a bandage. I have no problem keeping my hands neither high nor low, not even getting up on the pedals. I don't feel the vibrations, but the potholes will certainly be better avoided. The regions that host the Giro usually resurface their roads or at least work to improve them in view of our passage as well as for city use, and this comforts me".
 
Reactions: Carols and Lui98
Press conference today:

I don't feel the vibrations, but the potholes will certainly be better avoided. The regions that host the Giro usually resurface their roads or at least work to improve them in view of our passage as well as for city use, and this comforts me".
Hopefully that is true on the two stages with gravel roads! He should excel there, but his wrist could take a beating :(

The wrist that was broken has been reforged!
 
Last edited:
Short interview by Ciro in the Gazzetta, here are some interesting bits:

Why didn’t you rule out yourself of the fight for the overall standings?

"The form is a question mark, I miss the comparison in the race. We'll see what to do as we go along. It was worth it to burn the time and be here, there was a desire not to throw away all the work done. At the last training camp in the Teide I felt I was doing well.

" I didn't care of the selection, but not out of indifference, I was super-focused on my recovery and I spoke often with team manager Luca Guercilena. At first glance it is not an 'all for one' team focused on the ranking. More of an attacking team.”

Surprised than Antonio wasn’t selected?

"Maybe so, I don't know. I don't know what to say about that. Antonio was going strong, he had shown that. But I didn't made the choices."

On retiring

"It fits as a reflection. We are all going through a difficult time in our lives. To continue or not... Only I can decide what to do or not to do. I don't have to be told by others. If they tell me 'why don't you stop', I might answer 'mind your own business'." So what, Rebellin? Choices. Anyway, I'm going on step by step, I haven't set anything in mind (who knows him well tends to say that he will be in the group also in 2022: now the first option seems Astana, ndr).
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY