Nibali: Racing hard at Tour de France has helped me peak for Tokyo Olympics

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Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo) at the Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

While the Tour de France heads towards Paris at the weekend, Vincenzo Nibali will be on a plane from Rome to Tokyo with his Italian teammates, convinced that two weeks of intense racing is enough to give the form needed to target an Olympic medal in the road race. 

Nibali opted to head home during the second rest day in Andorra after a last shot at a stage win on the stage to Andorra. He was in the decisive break but was unable to go with Sepp Kuss when the American climber attacked on the Col de Beixalis. 

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.