No Giro d'Italia for old men: Nibali says young riders are sharper

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Vincenzo Nibali of Trek-Segafredo enters final week of Giro in seventh overall (Image credit: Bettini Image)

Vincenzo Nibali and his Trek-Segafredo team opted for a quiet Giro d’Italia rest day, preferring to reflect on their difficult position in the fight for the maglia rosa and try to work out how they can turn things around in the mountains of the final week.

Nibali fought back to win the 2016 Giro, reeling in almost five minutes on Steven Kruijswijk and Esteban Chaves to triumph in Turin, responding to his critics with a show of Sicilian pride. However he is now almost 36 and the 2020 Giro d’Italia does not seem like a race for old men.

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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.