Vincenzo Nibali

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Van Genechten wins stage four of the Tour de Wallonie; Contador to call an early end to his season; Froome says he’s looking into doing extra physiological testing, will make results public; Second title sponsor coming for Orica GreenEdge team?; Nibali to miss Tour in 2016?; UCI annual reports and accounts for 2014 released; On […]


Froome blasts Nibali over opportunistic attack

Race leader Chris Froome is known for having a polite manner in the Tour de France but there was a definite edge of anger in his responses to the media at the end of stage 19 on Friday. Froome was irked by the attack of 2014 race winner Vincenzo Nibali, who jumped clear on the […]


Nibali solos to stage 19 Tour de France win, Froome loses time but retains yellow

LE TOUSSUIRE, France (CT) – Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) has won stage 19 of the Tour de France, climbing to a solo victory at the ski resort of La Toussuire after a long-range attack. Nibali made his move in the closing kilometres of the Col de la Croix de Fer climb, some 60km from the finish, […]


Tour de France tech: Custom paint jobs

It’s all about standing out at the Tour de France. Teams and riders fight for publicity over three weeks, whether it be getting in breaks that will ultimately fail, trying to winning a stage, wearing one of the leaders’ jerseys or in the case of some, having products that catch the attention of the media. […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Rodriguez solos to victory; Mattia Gavazi wins at Qinghai Lake; Robert Power continues in yellow; Basso could return to peloton before end of the season; Vinokourov tells Nibali to leave Astana; Froome blasts French critics; Zak Dempster abandons Tour de France; Lance Armstrong starts Tour […]


Report: Vinokourov tells Nibali to leave Astana one year ahead of end of contract

LANNEMEZAN, France (CT) – Although Vincenzo Nibali won the 2014 Tour de France and still has a year left on his current contract, there are indications that he could be on his way out of the Astana team after a lack of form in this year’s Tour. According to AS, several sources have told it […]


Astana director warns Nibali can’t afford any other mistakes

He’s already been on the back foot due to time loss earlier in the first week. Vincenzo Nibali started Saturday’s eighth stage of the Tour de France one minute 38 seconds behind the race leader Chris Froome, one of several he must beat if he is to win his second Tour, but things continued to […]


Froome and Contador the big winners in early GC shake-up

ZEELAND, The Netherlands (CT) – The 2015 Tour de France is only into its second stage but already there’s more than 90 seconds between four big favourites for the general classification – Chris Froome (Sky), Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo), Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar). On a stage that was dramatically affected by crosswinds and […]


Sean Kelly: Froome and Quintana may have had sleepless nights over possible tough weather conditions

UTRECHT, The Netherlands (CT) – With thunderstorms looking like a distinct possibility in the days ahead, Sean Kelly has said that some of the key race favourites will likely be unsettled by the prospect of slippery, tricky conditions and the realisation that this could greatly threaten their Tour chances. “If we get good weather, little […]


Kessiakoff on Astana’s pressurising of riders, team’s licence woes, Nibali’s panache and an improving sport

He’s been out of the peloton for six months now and, with his autobiography Mitt Eget Race [My Own Race] now on the market, Fredrik Kessikoff was in a reflective mood in recent days. The former Astana rider, who is known for his brilliant time trial win in the 2012 Vuelta a España ahead of […]