Nibali: My social media accounts were verified by being thrown out of the Vuelta a España

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana)
Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo) returned to racing on Sunday on race 5 of the Digital Swiss 5. The Italian who finished fourth in Paris-Nice didn't manage to crack the top 10 behind winner Rohan Dennis (Team Ineos) in the power-driven virtual race, however. He did give an interview on former Italian professional Raffale Ferrara's Instagram Live show this weekend where he recounted one fateful day that elevated his public image - in not the best way.

"Do you know how I got the blue check for all my social media accounts?" Nibali asks on the show, referring to the mark that indicates an account is verified. "By getting thrown out of the Vuelta Espana, the team car tow."

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