Nibali reveals illness before mountain time trial at Giro d'Italia

The remarkable swing in Vincenzo Nibali's fortunes in the dying days of the Giro d'Italia is already drawing comparisons with comebacks past, such as Fausto Coppi's on the Stelvio in 1953 or Charly Gaul's on the Piccolo San Bernardo six years later.

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1