Vincenzo Nibali: It's difficult to fail at the Tour when you have a budget like Team Sky

Former Tour de France winner Nibali says 'the British' only think about the Tour but riders should look to other races

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The British, specifically Team Sky and Chris Froome, focus solely on the Tour de France at the expense of other races, says Italian star Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), and that it's 'difficult to fail' when you can afford to recruit the world's best riders.

Nibali won the Tour in 2014. He also counts titles from the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España. He just began his season with the new Bahraini team in the Tour de San Juan, which is helping him build towards a run at a third Giro title this May.

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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.