Star riders aim for Abu Dhabi Tour summit finish with Grand Tours in mind

Vincenzo Nibali, Nairo Quintana, and Alberto Contador lead a star-studded line-up in Abu Dhabi

Nairo Quintana, Vincenzo Nibali, and Alberto Contador would all like to taste victory at Abu Dhabi Tour

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Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) says that the stars in the Abu Dhabi Tour will aim for the summit finish and overall classification this weekend, but that his big goals are down the road in the Grand Tours.

Nibali leads one of the two top Middle Eastern teams in the Abu Dhabi Tour along with UAE Team Emirates with Rui Costa. The team wants him to win the four-day race, starting on Thursday, but focuses primarily on the Giro d'Italia in May.

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