Vincenzo Nibali: Only winning counts at the Giro d'Italia

Vin-cen-zo! Vin-cen-zo! A wall of sound followed Vincenzo Nibali all along the lakefront in Como, but he paid it little heed as he soft-pedalled his way from the makeshift RAI television studio near the finish line to the Bahrain-Merida team bus after stage 15 of the Giro d’Italia. Tifosi craned across roadside barriers for a better view, hollering their approval as he rode past, while Nibali casually held court with a group of journalists who jogged alongside him.

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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.