Vincenzo Nibali says he feels 'empty' at Vuelta a España after suffering in opening road stage

Nibali says he couldn't train a he wanted ahead of the race following his crash at the Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali on stage two of the Vuelta a España (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Vincenzo Nibali says he feels "empty" only a few days into the Vuelta a España and ruled out repeating his 2010 victory.

The Sicilian of Bahrain-Merida is recovering from a crash and fractured vertabra in the Tour de France. A fan caused him to fall on the Alpe d'Huez climb and he abandoned that night. He races the Spanish tour with only 20 days of training in his legs.

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