Nibali and Kreuziger, former team-mates turn rivals at Giro

Vincenzo Nibali wins, Giro d'Italia 2010, stage 13

Vincenzo Nibali and Roman Kreuziger will go head-to-head for the first time in a Grand Tour this May at the Giro d'Italia. After five years, Kreuziger split with team Liquigas this winter to lead team Astana.

"It's a new and encouraging experience," Kreuziger told Spain's Ciclismo a Fondo. "It was a good decision to come here, and I can confirm, it was liberating."

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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.