While his presence at the start of the Giro was uncertain following a fall during a training session that caused a fractured right wrist, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed that he will be present in Turin this Saturday.
Doubt was permitted, it was finally lifted. While he made the 2021 edition of the Giro his main goal this season, Vincenzo Nibali was in doubt. Indeed, the Italian rider suffered a fall during a training session on April 14, the consequences of which had called into question his presence on May 8 in Turin for the Grand Départ of the Tour of Italy.
Suffering from a fractured right wrist, the “Messina shark” had embarked on a real race against the clock to be ready in time for the appointment on his land. This Saturday, the Trek-Segafredo team maintained the mystery about the presence of its leader, initially confirming only the names of seven riders. Bauke Mollema, Gianluca Brambilla, Jacopo Mosca, Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier, Giulio Ciccone, Koen de Kort and Matteo Moschetti were called to form the main body of American training.
Nibali put an end to the suspense
However, this Monday, the Trek-Segafredo team has lifted the veil on Vincenzo Nibali’s intentions. Playing on the nickname of the Italian rider shortly before midday, the official account Twitter of the team suggested that ” there is something in the water »With the music of the film« Les Dents de la Mer ».
Barely half an hour later, the Trek-Segafredo training has officially confirmed the presence of Vincenzo Nibali at the start of the 2021 edition of the Tour of Italy: ” We’re going to need a bigger boat! The shark Vincenzo Nibali will participate in the Giro. “” Hi everyone, see you on the Giro », Then announced through a message the Italian rider, winner of the event twice, in 2013 and in 2016. Three weeks of racing on Italian roads, with detours in Slovenia and Switzerland, which should allow to know very quickly if the Italian is fully recovered from his fracture to the right wrist.