Astana confident Vincenzo Nibali will regain lost time in Giro d'Italia mountain time trial

Vincenzo Nibali lost 37 seconds to Esteban Chaves and Steven Kruijswijk on stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia, but his team don't believe it's game over

Vincenzo Nibali on stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Vincenzo Nibali showed signs of weakness in the Giro d'Italia's Dolomite stage, but his Astana team remain confident that he can gain time, and perhaps the pink jersey lead, in Sunday's time trial.

New race leader Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) and eventual stage winner Colombian Esteban Chaves (Orica-GreenEdge) dropped Nibali on the final Valparola climb. The winner of all three Grand Tours, including the 2013 Giro, arrived to the sun-soaked ski village of Corvara 37 seconds behind.

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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.