Nibali satisfied with Paris-Nice performance despite Quintana's climbing dominance

Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo) on the final stage of the 2020 Paris-Nice
Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo) on the final stage of the 2020 Paris-Nice (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Strong work from Trek-Segafredo teammates Richie Porte and Kenny Elissonde on the final climb to Valdeblore La Colmiane netted Vincenzo Nibali fifth place on the final stage of Paris-Nice at the weekend, and the Italian now goes into the coronavirus-enforced break from competition at home in Lugano, Switzerland, satisfied with his fourth place overall, while admitting that Arkéa-Samsic's Nairo Quintana has been the better climber during the early season.

"I'm pleased with my Paris-Nice," Nibali said on his team's website. "I was happy with the feeling within the team; this is a new group, and everything worked very well. The whole team was unified towards one purpose, so thank you very much to everyone.

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