Giro d'Italia: Nibali and Astana under fire for tactical error

Friday’s Gazzetta dello Sport gave huge coverage to the Astana team’s tactical error on stage 6 of the Giro d'Italia and the decision to send Vincenzo Nibali on the attack. The Sicilian proved to be far from his best, was quickly caught and then distanced by Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin), who extended his race lead on all his rivals. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Mikel Landa (Team Sky) also lost time but Nibali was the centre of attention after he blamed the Astana directeur sportif for telling him to attack. 

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