Will Nibali ever win the Tour?

Will Nibali ever win the Tour?

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Jul 29, 2012
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Do you think he'll ever do it based on his skills and the current competition.

Me personally i don't think Nibali has it in him to win the tour against guys like Contador or Froome unless in some special circumstances. But i don't see it happening.

He's also italian which pretty much forces him to sometimes ride the giro.

He has one good thing going on though: vino-effect.
 
I don't think so. With Contador, Wiggins and Froome in place and Van Gardaren rising I don't even see him getting back on the podium. It appears his tt has improved but he still is not in the same league overall as the above riders. Plus, as mentioned earlier, he's Italian and has yet to win the Giro and I imagine that it's pretty high on his list of priorities. Every year he goes for the Giro win is a year he won't be contending in the Tour. Love him as a rider though. Big heart and courage.
 
look, nibali is far from an andy schleck or contador. far
but he's a tough rider and he proved me wrong lots of times, he's always there and he's improving(yes i think his level from last year's tour was superior to vuelta 2010 and all the giros he rode)
 
jens_attacks said:
look, nibali is far from an andy schleck or contador. far
but he's a tough rider and he proved me wrong lots of times, he's always there and he's improving(yes i think his level from last year's tour was superior to vuelta 2010 and all the giros he rode)
Yeah, but the general level of the Tour 2012 wasn't impressive. Considering the amount of contenders that either didn't start or were heavily battered after the first week
 
Aug 16, 2011
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He has the capability to, especially if he continues to improve and doesn't fizzle out like other talked up riders have done. Will he win it within the next couple years? Probably not, but winning it some time in the future is not outside the realm of possibilities.

After all, a couple years ago I doubt many people would be expecting Wiggins or Hesjedal to one day be grand tour winners.
 
the asian said:
In 4-5 years it will be the Quintana vs Pinot show.:p

He might have a chance next year if all external factos go his way, but beyond that he;ll have a tough time
The main factor that has to go his way next year is somehow ending up at the Tour on a Giro -Vuelta -Worlds schedule.
 
If Sastre, Evans & Wiggo were able to win the Tour, then why can't Nibali win it as well? All of them entirely underestimated & yet they did it during their early thirties, so Vincenzo has the years to develop further his abilities & somehow he- like the ones I mentioned-finds himself in a situation where he can win it. It'd be unwise to count him out.
 
He has all the ingredients, a bit lower natural talent than others, but that can be compensated for with tactics, mental fortitude and grinta. Gee if Sastre and Wiggo could win why can't The Shark?

Anyway I voted yes :)
 
May 25, 2009
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Not particularly likely, but you can't rule it out simply because with injuries and clinic issues the field can always open up.
 

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