Vincenzo Nibali left to hope for third week rally at Giro d’Italia

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Vincenzo Nibali on stage 15 to Piancavallo (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Like Germany at the World Cup or Roger Federer at Wimbledon, Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo) can never be written off at the Giro d’Italia, but he will have to dust off the Houdini act all over again if he is to wear the maglia rosa on the Piazza del Duomo in a week’s time.

After conceding ground in the Valdobbiadene time trial on Saturday, Nibali insisted that the temperature of this Giro could only be reliably read once the contenders had trawled through the Carnic Alps to the summit finish at Piancavallo 24 hours later.

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