Vincenzo Nibali

Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Nibali on Astana positives – “Risking and cheating today is for stupid people.”; Lack of anti-doping testing in Tenerife back under the spotlight; Jack Haig signs with Orica-GreenEdge; Sutton – Wiggins needs to raise the bar to make Rio Olympics team; Ciolek – I’ve forgotten […]

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Nibali on Astana positives: “Risking and cheating today is for stupid people.”

Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali has repeated his previous assertions that the Astana team does not have a systematic doping problem, dismissing any suggestions that a spate of positive tests linked to the team could reflect a coordinated policy. Speaking to the Guardian, Nibali was commenting after brothers Valentin and Maxim Iglinskiy tested positive […]

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The Week in Bike #44 – Interview Season

There was some great ‘cross racing this week, but on the road side, things have really. slowed. down. As rider interviews begin to dominate the headlines, Cosmo takes a few moments to reflect on the transfer market, the cycling profession, and how it all might not be so unfamiliar after all. We hope you enjoy Cosmo Catalano’s latest episode of The […]

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Rocacorba Daily

Good morning and welcome to our Wednesday edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest. In today’s headlines: Nys, Cant both well clear of rest of field in winning Jaarmarktcross Niel; Froome: ‘There will always be ups and downs in everyone’s career’; Video: Tour De France champion Nibali confirms plans to begin 2015 season with Dubai […]

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Video: Tour de France champion Nibali confirms plans to begin 2015 season with Dubai Tour

Although he won the Tour de France in 2014, taking the biggest victory of his pro career, Vincenzo Nibali has decided to change his race programme slightly and will begin next season in the Dubai Tour. Nibali rode the race earlier this season but did the Tour de San Luis beforehand; this time round, he […]

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The Week in Bike #41: The Lennie Briscoe Look

If you’ve never seen Law & Order, you’re missing out on Lennie Briscoe, fictional NYC detective and apparent Cadel Evans fashion inspo at the unveiling of next year’s rather extraordinary Tour de France route. Frankly, Briscoe’s dry quips would be at home in cycling, be it interrogating Vino’, watching the various governing bodies flounder, or staring wistfully at a mangled derailleur. […]

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Tour de France climbing speeds analysed: what does it all mean?

The dust has settled, the riders are recovering and the fans are already thinking of next year while also looking forward to a star-studded Vuelta a España. The exploits of the 2014 Tour de France still burn bright in the memory, though, and the analysis continues as to what was on show and how it […]

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Nibali wins the 2014 Tour as Kittel takes another Champs-Elysees victory

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) has become just the sixth rider in history to win all three of cycling’s Grand Tours, after winning the 2014 Tour de France in Paris on Sunday. Nibali finished safely in the bunch on stage 21 as Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) won the bunch sprint on the Champs-Elysees for the second year in […]

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Audio: Full Nibali press conference – Italian on Tour success and more

Vincenzo Nibali will today end a 16 year drought for Italy in the very top echelon of the sport, netting what will be the tenth Tour de France victory in history from that country. Nibali will join Ottavio Bottecchia (1924 & 1925), Gino Bartali (1938 & 1948), Fausto Coppi (1949 & 1952), Gastone Nencini (1960), […]

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Martin wins Tour TT as Peraud and Pinot secure overall podium

Three-time world time trial champion Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) has taken a comfortable victory in the stage 20 ITT at the Tour de France. The German covered the 54km course from Bergerac to Perigueux in 1:06:21, clocking an average speed of 48.8km/h on a course that included four short climbs. Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Shimano) was second […]

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