Vincenzo Nibali answers Tour de France press pack's questions about doping

Vincenzo Nibali says that the sport has to move on ahead to a new, clean era with new riders

Vincenzo Nibali on stage seven of the 2014 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Vincenzo Nibali led the Tour de France for 10 days but only faced his first press conference doping question after a hot and sticky stage in Saint-Étienne today.

"The mistakes made were made in the past, made by a lot of riders, but we have to let that go and move ahead to the new riders who want to try to change cycling," team Astana's Nibali said. "We are showing that with the biological passport and out of competition controls at home."

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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.