Vincenzo Nibali to play support role at World Championships

Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali also hints at possibility of riding both Giro d'Italia and Tour in 2015

Vincenzo Nibali on stage fourteen of the 2014 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) could take a smaller role for the World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain, instead of leading the Italian national team. The Sicilian has not competed since the Tour de France’s post-race criteriums and appears more focused on 2015 than on the rainbow jersey this September 28.

"I saw the course, but only in a video from [Italian Team Director] Davide Cassani," Nibali explained at a charity event on Saturday near Como, Italy. "It's not very suited to my characteristics, but the goal is to be there and to support the team."

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