Sport : Other Sports

Nibali targets Giro victory

19th December 2012, 04:20pm

Bet with SkyBet  Milan-San Remo. Click here to bet.

Vincenzo Nibali: Targeting his home Grand Tour

Vincenzo Nibali: Targeting his home Grand Tour

Vincenzo Nibali will prioritise the Giro d'Italia over the Tour de France in 2013 as he bids to win his home Grand Tour for the first time.

The 28-year-old is keen to add a second Grand Tour victory to the Vuelta a Espana he won in 2010 and has been given renewed impetus by a close-season move from Liquigas-Cannondale to Astana.

The Italian finished second at the 2011 Giro, before skipping it this year in order to concentrate on the Tour, at which he finished third.

However, with a particularly mountainous route having being laid out for the 2013 Tour, Nibali, who struggles to compete with the best climbers, is switching attention back to Italy.

Astana general manager Alexandre Vinokourov said: "Goal number one this year [2013] is to win the Giro d'Italia. With Vincenzo Nibali leading a squad of strong, motivated riders in May, we know we have the pieces in place and a plan in motion to get us there."

Vinokourov was speaking at the Astana team presentation in Kazakhstan, where multi-national line-up of 29 riders from ten countries was unveiled.

Astana's other new signings include Danish all-rounder Jakob Fuglsang and Italian sprinter Andrea Guardini.

The team's last Grand Tour triumph was in 2009, when Alberto Contador won his second Tour de France.


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Bet with SkyBet  Milan-San Remo. Click here to bet.

Other Sports Videos

    Brundle with Hamilton

    Brundle with Hamilton

    23-November-2014

    In the build up to the 2014 title showdown, Lewis Hamilton finds time to speak to Martin Brundle

    Moyes' anger managment

    Moyes' anger managment

    23-November-2014

    David Moyes had to settle for a goalless draw in his first game in charge of Real Sociedad at Deportivo La Caruna, but tempers flared between him and one of Deportivo's coaches.

    Bellew - Judges should be neutral

    Bellew - Judges should be neutral

    23-November-2014

    The morning after his split decision win over Nathan Cleverly, Tony Bellew feels that had the three British judges not have been used, he would have walked away with a unanimous decision.

    Seaborne targeting top 6

    Seaborne targeting top 6

    23-November-2014

    Partick Thistle’s Dan Seaborne says his side are targeting a top 6 finish ahead of their game with Aberdeen today which is live on Sky Sports 3 from 12.45pm.

    Sky Bet

    Facebook Favourites