Nibali scraps Paris-Roubaix debut to focus on Giro d'Italia, Tour de France

ALTO DE LAS ANTENAS DEL MAIGMO TIBI ALICANTE SPAIN FEBRUARY 04 Vincenzo Nibali of Italy and Astana Qazaqstan Team competes during the 73rd Volta A La Comunitat Valenciana 2022 Stage 3 a 1551km stage from Alicante to Alto De Las Antenas Del Maigmo Tibi 1080m VCV2022 on February 04 2022 in Alicante Spain Photo by Dario BelingheriGetty Images
Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Qazaqstan) at Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 2022 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Vincenzo Nibali is embarking on his 18th season as a professional but showed the enthusiasm of a neo-pro when he jumped in the early breakaway on the final flat stage of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana on Sunday.

The Italian veteran has won all three Grand Tours and multiple Monuments during his long career, but he couldn't resist testing his legs and taking on his rivals in his debut in Astana Qazaqstan's sky blue colours.

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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.