Nibali turns focus to Tour de France after Giro d'Italia podium

It felt like a microcosm for Vincenzo Nibali's entire Giro d'Italia. Half an hour earlier, he had stood in the centre of the Arena di Verona and watched as Richard Carapaz was presented with the Trofeo Senza Fine as the final overall winner. Now, in the chaotic mixed zone in the bowels of the ancient Roman amphitheatre, Nibali was being asked to revisit his spat with Primoz Roglic from a week previously. Once again, the focus was on the wrong rival.

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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.