Vincenzo Nibali: 'I'm with the guys who demonstrate for the environment because no one but them seems to care'

The Italian has called the current environmental situation 'dramatic'

Vincenzo Nibali at the 2019 Tour de France (Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images)

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Vincenzo Nibali has voiced his support for the environmental movement, saying being a professional bike racer has provided him with the perfect vantage point to gain perspective on the issue.

"I feel like a sailor pedalling for 35,000 kilometres a year," Nibali told Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera in an illuminating and expansive interview. "On the bike I see the world increasingly suffocated by plastic. I'm with the guys who demonstrate for the environment because no one but them seems to care about our destiny.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.