Nibali and Aru team up again for Italy's Olympic road race bid

Three Astana and two BMC riders make up Italy's Olympic road race squad, with Vincenzo Nibali and Fabio Aru the best options for gold

Vincenzo Nibali and Fabio Aru at the UCI World Championships in 2014 (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Hardly the best of friends, Vincenzo Nibali and Fabio Aru will rekindle their Tour de France camaraderie in the national colours of Italy for the Rio 2016 Olympic road race.

The Astana pair are currently keeping out of each other's way at the Tour, with Nibali hunting stage wins from the breakaway and Aru battling for a high place in the general classification with his other seven teammates.

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