Vincenzo Nibali: I'm at the Tour de France to work for Fabio Aru

The Italian says his legs weren't working well on stage five's final climbs, so gave up following the overall contenders

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

After losing over eight minutes to the general classification contenders on the difficult finale to the Tour de France's fifth stage, 2014 winner Vincenzo Nibali says it's all normal, insisting he's there to work for Astana teammate Fabio Aru.

With one eye on the Olympic road race in Rio in August, Nibali, who took overall victory at this year's Giro d'Italia, looked to be far from putting in his full effort on the Pas de Peyrol climb around 35km from the finish where he was dropped by the likes of Chris Froome (Team Sky), Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and Alberto Contador (Tinkoff).

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