Rider profile: Vincenzo Nibali
The eyebrow-raising manner in which Nibali destroyed his rivals to win the 2013 Giro d'Italia means he must be taken very seriously as a potential Tour winner this summer.
The Italian rider was the only man to finish within ten minutes of Sky duo Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome in the 2012 Tour GC, and he looks to be in the form of his life one year on as he prepares to do battle again with the relentless Sky machine. Not only is the 'Shark' a brilliant climber, but his time-trialling has improved markedly, which means he's definitely a man to fear.
Nibali won La Vuelta in 2010, and with the Giro under his belt now he just needs a yellow jersey to complete his Grand Tour treble in his twenties.
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