Vincenzo Nibali

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Nationality: Italian
Date of birth: November 14, 1984
Height: 179cm
Weight: 61kg
Team: Astana
Twitter: @vincenzonibali

Vincenzo Nibali is the current saving grace of Italian cycling. In a period when the country is short on winning riders, Nibali has delivered them grand tour wins as well as exciting racing. Known for his descending skills, Nibali is a traditional rider in a modern era. As others rider to power, he rides on feel.

Having won the 2013 Giro d’Italia, the Italian took the brave move to skip his home tour this year in favour for another assault on the Tour de France. He was the only genuine challenger to Bradley Wiggins in 2012, and this year will take on Chris Froome and Alberto Contador.

Major results: 2013 Giro | 2010 Vuelta