Rider Profile

Vincenzo Nibali

Astana Qazaqstan

Personal Details:

Nationality Italy
Date of birth 14/11/1984


Now retired, Italian racer Vincenzo Nibali stood as one of the most talented riders in the peloton for over a decade, joining the select group of riders who have won all three Grand Tours along the way in addition to titles at Tirreno-Adriatico, Milan-San Remo, and Il Lombardia. During his long and successful career, Nibali rode for Fassa Bortolo, Liquigas, Astana (twice), Bahrain, and Trek-Segafredo.

Nibali first rose to prominence at the 2007 Giro d'Italia, riding to 19th place on his debut at his home Grand Tour and helping Liquigas teammate Danilo Di Luca to the overall victory along the way. Then 22, he had taken the first wins of his career the season earlier and he'd only get better, improving to 11th overall at the 2008 Giro, though his major breakthrough came at the 2009 Tour de France, where he led Liquigas and finished sixth overall. With eight wins on his palmarès by that point, they would only keep on flowing as Nibali progressed, with seven more coming in 2010, including a Giro stage at Asolo as he finished third overall to assist a post-ban Ivan Basso to overall victory, and then the Vuelta a España outright, where he fended off Spaniard Ezequiel Mosquera to take his first Grand Tour victory.

A Giro triumph would have to wait three more years, however, with Nibali taking second in 2011 and then third at the 2012 Tour in the interim. When it came, Nibali was dominant, winning two stages en route to the 4:43 overall victory in Brescia. That year, where he also won Tirreno-Adriatico and finished on the podium at Milan-San Remo and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, was among his best on the bike, though much more was yet to come. In 2014 he dominated the Tour de France to complete his Grand Tour set, while the next year he won the first of two titles at Il Lombardia, the second coming two years later with his famous come-from-behind Giro win – his final Grand Tour triumph – sandwiched in between. 

He'd keep on winning after that, though understandably the win rate slowed down as he aged. They were quality results, though, always achieved with his signature attacking style – stage wins at the 2017 Giro and Vuelta, and the 2019 Tour, while the Poggio solo attack to win the 2018 Milan-San Remo ranks among his most memorable.  Nibali hung up his wheels at the end of the 2022 season, bowing out with a final appearance at Il Lombardia. He now works for Swiss ProTeam Q36.5 as a technical consultant.

Key wins

2014 Tour de France – plus 6 stages between 2014 and 2019

2013 & 2016 Giro d'Italia – plus 7 stages between 2010 and 2017

2010 Vuelta a España – plus 2 stages in 2010 and 2017

2015 & 2017 Il Lombardia

2018 Milan-San Remo

2012 & 2013 Tirreno-Adriatico

2006 GP Ouest France

2014 & 2014 Italian National Championships road race

2008 & 2013 Giro del Trentino

2010 Tour de San Luis

2016 Tour of Oman

2021 Giro di Sicilia

2010 Tour de Slovénie

2012 Giro di Padania

2015 Tre Valli Varesine

2015 Coppa Bernocchi