Vincenzo Nibali: 'I'm in better form than last year, but Nairo Quintana is still the Giro d'Italia favourite'

Defending champion says he's not the favourite for the Giro, despite being in better form than last year.

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Defending Giro d'Italia champion Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) has said that he is in better form than last year ahead of the 100th edition of the race, but still tips Nairo Quintana (Movistar) as the favourite.

Speaking ahead of the start of the race today, Nibali said that he went into last year's Giro with fatigue his legs as he beat Esteban Chaves (Orica-Scott) to win, and was looking forward to starting in better condition this year.

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