Giro d’Italia – Nibali very active on stage 15
May 11th – June 2nd
SUNDAY, 26 MAY 2019
Ivrea>Como, 232km. Hilly.
An exciting stage before the second rest day of the Giro d’Italia. On the route inspired by ‘Il Lombardia’, Vincenzo Nibali attacked on the Civiglio climb and then on the fast and furious following descent to the finish in Como.
Not enough to catch the duo break – with Cataldo ousprinting Cattaneo – but the move of the Shark caused some trouble to a big rival as Roglic, who suffered also a mechanical and was forced to finish the stage with the bike of a teammate.
“The rhythm was very high and I knew that also my rivals were tired after this tough week. I’ve looked them in the face to understand how they were feeling and then I attacked” Bahrain Merida captain explains “I know these roads very well and everybody knows that Civiglio is a very hard climb. When I attacked I saw that there was the chance to gain something. Carapaz showed to feel fine as well and we succeeded in gaining some seconds on Roglic. You have always to try. I met Alberto Contador after the stage and I said to him that he inspired me, because when he was in the peloton he wouldn’t never give in, just like me. You have to fight till the end, because you cannot be satisfied with a second, third, fourth or fifth place…the only thing that counts is the victory”.
A strong message ahead of the final decisive week of the Giro d’Italia.
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