Nibali looked to eliminate sprinters on Le Manie at Milan-San Remo

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) explained that he set about marshalling forces at the head of the peloton on Le Manie, when it became clear that a number of big names could be eliminated from contention for Milan-San Remo glory. The Sicilian recognised that he had a chance to radically alter the dynamic of a race that has increasingly favoured the sprinters over the past decade.

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