Nibali unable to follow the favourites at Liège-Bastogne-Liège

After an aggressive week and the news that his team would be safe in the WorldTour for the remainder of the year, Vincenzo Nibali’s Ardennes campaign had a disappointing end at Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Nibali just about avoided the crash that took out two former champions in Dan Martin (Cannondale-Garmin) and Simon Garrans (Orica-GreenEdge) and was in the front group as the race neared its conclusion. However, when push came to shove, the Italian had nothing left in the tank.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.