Vincenzo Nibali: 'I had to attack'

Vincenzo Nibali talks about his incredible week at the Giro d'Italia

Vincenzo Nibali riding away on stage 20 of the 2016 Giro d'Italia. Photo: Graham Watson

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) found himself in a different situation racing towards his fourth Grand Tour win. Instead of defending, the Sicilian had to attack for his Giro d'Italia victory in the French/Italian Alps.

Nibali dropped Colombian Esteban Chaves (Orica-GreenEdge) by 1-36 minutes to take over the race lead after stage 20 in Sant'Anna di Vinadio, Italy. With only a flat stage to Turin tomorrow, he is set to win the 99th Giro d'Italia.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

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.