Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team | Vincenzo Nibali
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Vincenzo Nibali

Messina – Italy
65 kg
181 cm



At his debut season with Team BAHRAIN MERIDA Vincenzo Nibali finished on the podium at both the Giro d’Italia (3rd) and the Vuelta a Espana (2nd). Among his best results there are some victories as well: the General Classification of the Tour of Croatia, the Queen Stage of the Giro in Bormio, stage 3 at the Vuelta, with his memorable Shark fin celebration in Andorra and his second Il Lombardia victory in three years.

The ``Shark`` is one of the few riders in history to have won all three Grand Tours. The nickname was given because he loves always to attack. After running in the junior categories in Sicily, when he was sixteen he moved to Mastromarco in Tuscany. Nibali finished third at the Junior World Time Trial Championship in 2002 and also third at the U-23 World Time Trial Championship in 2004.

He turned professional in 2005 with Fassa Bortolo and the next year he signed with Liquigas winning hi first pro race the French classic GP Ouest-France. In 2010, after the Tour of San Luis victory and the third place at the Giro d’Italia, wears the leader's jersey at the Vuelta a España. In 2012, Nibali won the Tirreno-Adriatico and he’s on the podium of Milano-Sanremo finishing third. With his new Astana Pro Team jersey started 2013 season winning again the Tirreno-Adriatico and the Giro of Trentino. These two successes add his first win of the Giro d’Italia and in september he finished 2nd overall at the Vuelta. The following season, Nibali dominates the Tour de France and arrives in Parsi with his brilliant yellow jersey. The triumph on the Champs-Élysées is one of the most important victories in the career of Italian champion. Before the French race, he won for the first time also the national road championship. In 2015, winning several victories including a stage in the Tour de France and some of the classic Italian races. In June he wins again the national road title but it is in October whe he won His First Monument, Il Lombardia arriving alone at the finish after a wonderful attack. In 2016, after a very exciting final, Vincenzo won his second Giro d'Italia.

Among his victories, even success in the Tour of Oman. He is the leader of Bahrain Merida and in 2018 will aim mainly to focus on the Tour de France and the Ardennes Classics. Main target of the season will be the World Championships in Innsbruck as well.