No excuses for tired Vincenzo Nibali at Il Lombardia

Two-time winner and last year's runner-up, Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), will start this year's Il Lombardia as one of the favourites
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Vincenzo Nibali’s bid for a third victory at Il Lombardia ended when he was distanced on the lower slopes of the Civiglio, though at the end of a long season, the Italian had lined out in the Race of the Falling Leaves in hope rather than in expectation.

“The lights went out, like Van der Poel,” Nibali said, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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