Vincenzo Nibali announces retirement at end of 2022

Vincenzo Nibali waves to the Budapest crowd at sign-on
Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Qazaqstan) confirmed the 2022 Giro d'Italia will be the final in his long career (Image credit: Getty Images)

Vincenzo Nibali has confirmed that he will retire from professional cycling at the end of the 2022 season. The Sicilian made the announcement after stage 5 of the Giro d’Italia, which finished in his native Messina.

Speaking on RAI’s Processo alla Tappa programme, Nibali explained that he had reached the decision to retire before the start of this Giro.

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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.