Vinenzo Nibali: 'Third place changes nothing for me, Tom needs to pay attention or he'll lose the podium too'

The two-time Giro winner responds to Tom Dumoulin's words after stage 18's mountain stalemate

Nibali and Dumoulin shake hands ahead of Giro d'Italia stage 19 (Foto LaPresse - Gian Mattia D'Alberto)

(Image credit: LaPresse)

Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), two-time Giro d'Italia winner, says that it is race leader Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) needs pay attention or he will lose not only the lead but a podium spot when the race ends in Milan on Sunday.

The Italian three-week tour on stage 18 reached a boiling point in the Dolomites.

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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.