Vincenzo Nibali returns to racing after Tour de France

Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali rides in the Coppa Bernocchi on Tuesday as he prepares for the World Championships

Vincenzo Nibali on the podium folllowing Stage 21 of the 2014 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) returns to racing today in the Coppa Bernocchi for the first time since winning the Tour de France on July. His plan is to use his next series of races as preparation for the World Championships on September 28.

"I'll do all I can to arrive ready for the goal and give my best to the Italian team," Nibali said at a charity event earlier this month. "Everyone knows that the Tour was my first goal of the year and the Worlds my second."

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