Nibali expects attacks from Porte and Valverde

Astana’s Vincenzo Nibali celebrated arguably the greatest stage victory of his career with a special salute to his baby daughter Emma, sucking on his thumb as he crossed the stage 10 finish line in La Planche des Belles Filles at the Tour de France on Monday. The Italian took back the yellow jersey, and with Tinkoff-Saxo’s team leader Alberto Contador now out of the race, he is expecting attacks from Team Sky’s Richie Porte and Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

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.