Nibali motivated by possible Contador duel at Giro

Vincenzo Nibali, Vuelta a Espana 2010, stage 15

Italian Vincenzo Nibali begins his season today, five months after he won his first Grand Tour, the Vuelta a España. His next goal is another Grand Tour, the Giro d'Italia, and if Spain's Alberto Contador is there, all the better.

"It's another reason," said Nibali, "to push myself even harder."

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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.