Italy build eclectic squadra around Nibali for World Championships in Imola

Trek-Segafredo’s Vincenzo Nibali at the 2020 Milan-Torino
Trek-Segafredo’s Vincenzo Nibali at the 2020 Milano-Torino (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Italian national coach Davide Cassani has named a 13-rider squadra for the elite men's road race at the World Championships in late September, opting for an eclectic group built around team leader Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo) in case the Sicilian fails to find his form for Italy's home championships. 

Included in the 13-rider long list along with Nibali are Alberto Bettiol, Damiano Caruso, Sonny Colbrelli, Gianni Moscon, Fausto Masnada, Matteo Fabbro, Nicola Conci, Andrea Bagioli, Gianluca Brambilla, Diego Ulissi and Giovanni Visconti. 

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.