Is Nibali riding the wrr?While we are all waiting to see another great ITT with Trek in Luxembourg, Johnny Carrera, Nibali's agent says the deal with Astana should be concluded sometime after Luxembourg. It will be a one year contract. Then off to Sicily in a showdown involving 12 Grand Tour wins among the participants. That would be Nibali, Froome and Valverde.
The only reasonable conclusion is that Lombardia is deep in the bag. The wcrr is also in the bag if he condescends to ride it. Otherwise the wcrr is in Bettiol's bag which is going to be an attractive package in a few years.There's reasonable conclusions from this and then there's "the bag" category. When he is in good overall shape his TT is good so there's hope he'll do something in the big race from October.
As for "the bag" predictions, obviously he trained to be able to hold Remco's wheel when they'll attack some 60 km from the finish in Bergamo. If Evenepoel will survive the descents and some other dudes join the winning move, there's the next training step on Sunday. Polishing his sprint in Frankfurt.
I thought Antonio extended with Trek lol.So it's official, back to Vino. Astana also snatched Antonio from his tranquil life with Trek. The explosive combo of Superman Lopez and Moscon are added to the year long retirement party. My worries that Nibali's trustful doctor will not attend were unfounded, Magni is also on board.
He does know that we won't have an Etna MTF because of the recent erruptions, right?Our man in Sicily:
"It weighs on me not to have won and I don't want to use Covid and crashes as justification. I'm fine, after the Tour and the Olympics I had a long break and when I came back, at the Tour of Luxembourg, my legs weren't bad. I'd like to try it here, maybe on Etna, and then in the autumn classics, especially in my Lombardia"