Vincenzo Nibali's Giro d'Italia challenge suffers setback in Valdobbiadene time trial

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Vincenzo Nibali of Trek-Segafredo remained fifth on GC after stage 14 time trial (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Vincenzo Nibali crossed the finish line in the heart of Prosecco wine country only to be handed a bottle of San Pellegrino sparkling water by his soigneur. It was that kind of a day. A Giro d’Italia challenge doesn’t always sparkle in the anticipated manner.

On the eve of the stage 14 time trial, Trek-Segafredo coach Paolo Slongo told Cyclingnews that he believed Nibali could break even with dangerman Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) and make gains on the rest of the established general classification contenders

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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.