Giro d'Italia - Vincenzo Nibali: I looked at my rivals' faces and then I attacked
May 27 2019 05:00 am CET

Giro d'Italia - Vincenzo Nibali: I looked at my rivals' faces and then I attacked
Giro d'Italia - Vincenzo Nibali: I looked at my rivals' faces and then I attacked
Photo of Vincenzo Nibali by Bahrain-Merida

Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) was one of the main figures of the 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia. The rider made a move at the right time and got closer in the overall classification to his main rival Primoz Roglic.

Roglic was in trouble at the 15th stage of the Italian grand tour and Nibali continued his attacking style, managing to gain 40 seconds on the Slovenian at the end of the day. "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," the rider explained.

"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 always have to try."

The former winner of the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España, Alberto Contador visited the race and Nibali had a moment to have a brief conversation with him. "I met Alberto Contador after the stage and I said to him that he inspired me because when he was in the peloton he would never give in, just like me," the Italian said. "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."




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