Nibali concerned over future form after Tour de France back injury

Nibali says he is concerned that he may never return to his previous condition

Vincenzo Nibali at the 2018 Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Vincenzo Nibali remains concerned about his future following a back injury suffered at the Tour de France in July.

The Italian fell in the 12th stage of the Tour and racing the Vuelta a España marks his return - but he's suffering and losing time on the climbs. Yesterday he lost around eight minutes to the other favourites.

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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.