Astana: Longer cranks not to blame for Vincenzo Nibali's Giro d'Italia performance

Astana say the Italian's change in crank length has nothing to do with his below par performance at the 2016 Giro d'Italia

Vincenzo Nibali on stage 13 of the Giro d'Italia (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Astana say they refuse to put blame the bike for Vincenzo Nibali's performance in the Giro d'Italia this week. Nibali changed to longer crank arms this winter and unlike his teammates using Campagnolo's electronic shifting, he decided on a mechanical group.

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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.