Vincenzo Nibali confirmed to join Bahrain-Merida for 2017

Vincenzo Nibali will lead new team Bahrain-Merida, which will be based in Italy and is expected to take over the WorldTour licence presently held by Lampre

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Italian Vincenzo Nibali, winner of all three grand tours including this year's Giro d'Italia, will ride in the red and gold colours of team Bahrain-Merida in 2017.

Nibali won the Vuelta a España with the Liquigas team in 2010 and has raced for the last four years with Astana.

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