Vincenzo Nibali dismisses Oleg Tinkov's Grand Tour Challenge

Fabio Aru will lead Astana at the 2015 Giro d'Italia, as Vincenzo Nibali looks to defend Tour de France title

Vincenzo Nibali on stage ten of the 2014 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Italian Vincenzo Nibali put doubts on returning to the Giro d'Italia before the Tour de France in 2015 and dismissed Oleg Tinkov's Grand Tour challenge. The 2014 Tour de France winner explained Astana has Fabio Aru to lead its Giro team next year.

"Fabio's talented and deserves his space and my schedule will also take into consideration his," Nibali said.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.