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Nibali hoping to match Froome and Contador at the Tour de France

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Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) wins the Italian road race

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) wins the Italian road race
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Vincenzo Nibali in his Italian national jersey

Vincenzo Nibali in his Italian national jersey
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

Vincenzo Nibali and his Astana teammates Jakob Fuglsang and Lieuwe Westra were the penultimate team to hold their pre-race press conference in Leeds, as the rain poured down and the hours to the start of the Tour de France counted down.