Vincenzo Nibali: 'I'm not going to risk my season in the Tour of Flanders'

Italian Vincenzo Nibali plays down expectations that he could go for the victory in Sunday's Tour of Flanders after his win in Milan-San Remo

Vincenzo Nibali on his way to winning Milan-San Remo 2018.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) says that he will not jeopardise his season by riding the Tour of Flanders on Sunday.

Attention falls heavily on the Italian Grand Tour star after his solo Poggio attack and Via Roma win in Milan-San Remo two weeks ago. It is his first race since then, and his first time racing on the Tour of Flanders' cobbled roads.

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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.