Vincenzo Nibali on Tour of Flanders debut: 'I know nothing about it, just what I've seen on TV'

The Italian is looking to line-up in Flanders in April, with one eye on preparing for the Tour de France's cobbled stage in July

Vincenzo Nibali at the 2017 Tirreno-Adriatico (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) admits that he knows as much as the average cycling fan when it comes to racing the Tour of Flanders this April 1.

The Italian will race Belgium's most famous race with an eye on returning to win in the future and preparing for the Tour de France's cobble stage later in the summer.

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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.