Nibali: New Liege-Bastogne-Liege climb won’t shake up race completely

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) has had a score to settle with Liège-Bastogne-Liège from the moment the now-banned Maxim Iglinskiy inched past him just shy of the flamme rouge on the Côte de Ans four years ago, but the Sicilian has failed to sparkle in his visits since.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.