Nibali set for Vuelta a San Juan
Only a few hours before Vincenzo Nibali’s official debut with the new team Bahrain Merida jersey. With the first stage – 142 km on the roads of the Argentine city – opens the 35th edition of the Vuelta a San Juan.
“I am very happy and also excited – said the Italian champion – for my first race of the season. Finally we begin to run“.
“We arrived in Argentina on Monday – he added – for a training camp and prepare ourselves well for this race.” These days, along with his teammates, he worked both on the distance and for the short time trial of 12 km that will certainly be decisive for the final victory”.
“We did also the reconnaissance of the entire route of the “queen stage” – said “The shark” – which will conclude at the 2500 meters of the Alto Colorado after a climb of more than 15 km. It will be a very difficult stage and the heat – the other day there were 40 degrees – will make it even tougher“.
“I think I can do a good Vuelta – he concluded – I feel good, the preparation is proceeding according to plan and I can count on a team very strong and compact. In short, I can not wait to get started“.