Nibali leaves Tour de France to focus on Olympic Games

ANDORRELAVIEILLE ANDORRA JULY 11 Vincenzo Nibali of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 15 a 1913km stage from Cret to AndorrelaVieille Col de Beixalis 1796m Public Fans LeTour TDF2021 on July 11 2021 in AndorrelaVieille Andorra Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images
A final day in the break for Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo) on stage 15 of the Tour de France 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo) had one last day out in the break hunting a stage victory on stage 15 of the Tour de France before leaving the race on the second rest day to turn his focus on the Olympic Games in Tokyo. 

Nibali made it into the day’s break of 34 riders, along with teammates Julien Bernard and Kenny Ellisonde, and also held firm in the front group as numbers dwindled until eventual winner Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma) attacked with 20 kilometres to go. The Italian rider, just like the rest of the group, couldn’t follow and ended up finishing in eleventh place.

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