Vincenzo Nibali at the favourites press conference ahead of the 2019 Giro d’Italia
Bologna (Italy), May 9th – Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team captain Vincenzo Nibali shared his pre-race thoughts at the press conference, that he attended together with TBM General Manager Brent Copeland and John Allert, Chief Marketing Officer McLaren Group, ahead of the upcoming Giro d’Italia.
The Shark looked calm and was always smiling: “I’m confident, because I’m well prepared for this important goal of the season. Both time-trial and mountain stages will be decisive for the General Classification, but I don’t think the opening stage will be so crucial. Anyway, we have to pay attention”.
In the fight for another win of the “Corsa Rosa”, the two times winner of the Giro d’Italia will be supported by talented and experienced riders “I can count on strong helpers as Caruso and Pozzovivo in the most demanding stages” he said commenting the course, that this year will run through Mastromarco, where he grew as a cyclist “that will be a special moment for me for sure”.
Vincenzo Nibali is among the favourites of this edition, plenty of strong riders: “I think that at the moment, Dumoulin, Roglic, Landa and Yates are my most important rivals. Being superstitious, I don’t want to say more than that I’m here for a nice result”.
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