Nibali's dip in performance not due to links to new Bahrain team, says agent

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) enjoyed a quiet day during stage 18 in the peloton but remained the centre of attention as he awaits the results of his blood tests and medical checks that could decide if he quits the Giro d'Italia or fights on to save his race, perhaps targeting one of the two Alpine stages to Risoul in France on Friday and Sant'Anna di Vinadio on Saturday.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

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.