Vincenzo Nibali on Roglič outburst: 'My true character came out, it had been a hard day'

The Italian says the GC contenders should have all worked together to limit the time lost to Mikel Landa after the Spaniard attacked on stage 13

Nibali and Roglic on stage 13 of the Giro d'Italia 2019 (Nicolò Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images)

(Image credit: LightRocket via Getty Images)

Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) defended his outburst aimed at Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) after stage 13 of the Giro d'Italia 2019, saying the first day in the mountains had been a hard day and that he showed his true character.

Upset that Roglič had not been helping pull in an elite group on the Lago Serrù climb, Nibali explained that he said to Roglič that he had been upset with his attitude.

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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.