Vincenzo Nibali: It's a very strange Giro d'Italia

Team Trek-Segafredo rider Italy's Vincenzo Nibali reacts as he crosses the line during the 9th stage of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race a 208kilometer route between San Salvo and Roccaraso on October 11 2020 Photo by DARIO BELINGHERI AFP Photo by DARIO BELINGHERIAFP via Getty Images
Trek-Segafredo rider Italy's Vincenzo Nibali reacts as he crosses the line during the 9th stage of the Giro dItalia 2020 (Image credit: Getty Images)

An audience with Vincenzo Nibali. This physically-distant edition of the Giro d’Italia means that the ritual of rest day press conferences has migrated to cyberspace. Rather than congregate at the Trek-Segafredo hotel on Monday, reporters were instead asked to submit their questions for Nibali by 10am local time ahead of the Italian’s appearance in a live Facebook video later in the afternoon.

Nibali appeared promptly at the allotted hour and began to read through the selected questions, while in the comment box below his on-screen presence, some of his tifosi chipped in with their own observations. 

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