Vincenzo Nibali's Tour de France cobbles attack 'showed bravery'

Vincenzo Nibali on stage five of the 2014 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Vincenzo Nibali's attack on the cobbles to Arenberg helped him win the 2014 Tour de France, a bravery missing in cycling at times said Astana Team Manager Giuseppe Martinelli.

"With respect to the past, for sure, yes [it is missing]," Martinelli told Italy's Ciclo Web.

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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.