'Chris Froome will be competitive but I feel confident': Nibali targets Tour of the Alps as he prepares for the Giro

The Italian is looking to build his form as he targets his third Giro title

Vincenzo Nibali at the Tirreno Adriatico (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) is set to use the Tour of the Alps as a launch pad as he targets success in both Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the Giro d'Italia, the latter being his main focus for 2019.

The Italian has just finished an altitude training camp at the Teide volcano in Tenerife, and whilst the work has been intense he still needs to find race rhythm. He will head to the Tour of the Alps next week before flying to Belgium for Liège-Bastogne-Liège, with Nibali saying these two races provide the perfect set up for his tilt at a third Giro title two weeks later.

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