Vincenzo Nibali stuck between a rock and a hard place with Tour de France break aspirations

Vincenzo Nibali stuck between a rock and a hard place with Tour de France break aspirations



Vincenzo Nibali is hoping score for Italy on the day the Azzurri play Belgium in the UEFA European Football Championships but is stuck between cycling’s rock and a hard place. The Trek-Segafredo rider is not strong enough to be an overall contender in this year’s Tour de France but has still to slip down the overall classification sufficiently to be allowed to go up the road and into a breakaway.

The 36-year-old Sicilian seems perfect for Friday’s marathon 249 kilometre stage from Vierzon to La Creusot, the longest of the Tour for 21 years. 



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