Vincenzo Nibali set to miss World Championships as he recovers from fractured rib

Fractured rib from Vuelta a España crash means Italian rider will skip Bergen World Championships

Vincenzo Nibali on stage eight of the Vuelta a España

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Vincenzo Nibali is set to miss out on a spot in the Italian team at the upcoming World Championships as he recovers from a crash at the Vuelta a España.

Nibali crashed on the penultimate stage of the Spanish Grand Tour, and although he was able to complete the race and finish second overall, is still suffering pain in his ribs, with x-rays confirming a fracture.

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