Vincenzo Nibali to ride Giro d'Italia in 2016 while Fabio Aru targets Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali will return to the Giro d'Italia for the first time since winning it in 2013 and Fabio Aru will start his first Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali and Fabio Aru (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Vuelta a España winner Fabio Aru will be given his first shot at the Tour de France in 2016, with Astana boss Alexandre Vinokourov confirming his key riders' targets for next season.

Vincenzo Nibali will aim for glory in the Giro d'Italia on a course that suits his strengths more than perhaps those of Aru, while the younger Italian will lead the Kazakh squad in July.

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