Vincenzo Nibali one week away from winning the Giro d'Italia

Vincenzo Nibali, Giro d'Italia 2013

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) is just one week away from winning the biggest race of his career, the Giro d'Italia. After placing third in the Tour de France last year and winning the 2010 Vuelta a España, his home Grand Tour is within reach.

On the second of two rest days today in Valloire, France, he said, "There's still a hard week ahead... You have to stay alert and defend yourself, and if there's a chance, I'll try to gain more time on my rivals."

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