Vincenzo Nibali: I'm still keen to race and up for a fight, age is just a number

Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo)
(Image credit: Trek)

Vincenzo Nibali has dismissed age as 'just a number', saying he still has the same motivation and desire to race as he when he was a boy growing up in Sicily.

The Italian turned 35 in November as he closed the door on his often difficult time at Bahrain-Merida and began a new chapter of his long career with Trek-Segafredo. He pinned a race number on his red and white Trek-Segafredo jersey for the first time on Wednesday morning before the start of the Volta ao Algarve, starting the 16th season of his professional career. 

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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.