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« on: November 23, 2013, 07:37 »
Vincenzo Nibali 2014 calendar already has "more international"

http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=67460

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Vincenzo Nibali knows what his way to the Tour de France that bypasses the Giro d'Italia but play a more "international" calendar, with Paris-Nice, Amstel, Liège, Romandie and the Dauphiné, and perhaps the Tour of Flanders. Beside in July will Michele Scarponi will have its own purpose of trying to wear the pink jersey in May.

From Montecatini Terme, Giuseppe Martinelli Martinelli Nibali ahead of schedule after the Tour de San Luis: "In February, when the birth of the child permits, will be in Oman. Then shall the Paris-Nice race, then Sanremo, Criterium International, Classical North Romandie and the Dauphiné. Before and after the Dauphiné, train at altitude, "Lead in La Gazzetta dello Sport .

The change in Tirreno-Adriatico, which won last year before Froome-by Paris-Nice has an explanation: "The French race has one more day of rest before San Remo, with the Pompeiana becomes a big target, and that with rest, you can prepare better. " "And there is another factor, not secondary. Nibali is a champion in Italy, but now need a more international dimension. Go to Paris - Nice and the Critérium also used to exit the shell, "he says. As for classical confirms that "the Tour, the idea of ​​taking you to know the cobblestones in the Tour of Flanders is getting stronger. After Amstel and Liege, do not know if we will see the same extraordinary Nibali of last season. "

Martinelli also talks about Scarponi: "Will the Giro in May to try to win, then in July will help Nibali in the Tour. Scarponi - explains technical Brescia - has been hired above all to help Nibali in the Tour, but it is also an investment of Astana for the Tour, where you must fight for the pink jersey and teach the trade to Aru. We can not offend a major race like the Giro. " Also confirms the program Scarponi before accompanying their leader at the Tour de France: "It will be in St. Louis with Nibali then height in February, Tirreno-Adriatico, Sanremo, concentration, Trentino, Liège and Giro maybe."

San Remo will be a target "because the two have been close to success. Maybe you do not remember: Michele did it in 2011 and reached number six. And that was San Remo sprinters. "

Finally, it also confirms that Jakob Fuglsang "will be a year of sacrifices. It should help Nibali 100%, "he concludes.

Nibali Calendar: Tour de San Luis (20-26 January), Tour of Oman (18-23 February), Paris-Nice (March 9 to 16), Milan-San Remo (23 March), Criterium International (March 29 to 30 ), Tour of Flanders (April 6)?, Amstel Gold Race (April 20), Liege (27 April), Tour de Romandie (April 29-May 4), high concentration, Critérium Dauphiné (8-15 June), concentration height, and Tour de France (July 5 to 27).

Scarponi Calendar: Tour de San Luis, high concentration, Tirreno-Adriatico (12-18 March), Milan-San Remo, high concentration, Giro Trentino (22-25 April), Liege, Tour of Italy (9 May-1 June) and Tour de France.
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    Re: Astana/ Nibali news
    « Reply #1 on: November 23, 2013, 12:29 »
    Yey, dedicated Nibbles topic :D

    His season's build-up looks interesting. PN would be worth more than a 3rd TA title, and it's understandable he wants to target MSR with this parcours, although it will still be hard for him to win it. The fact that Nibbles will also do Criterium International and possibly the Ronde does mean that he'll likely be a bit below his top form at the Ardennes. But if he can continue his MSR peak until the Ronde, he may grab a top 10 there which would be brilliant for a GC racer.
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    Re: Astana/ Nibali news
    « Reply #3 on: December 09, 2013, 08:49 »
    Bettini tips Nibali for 2014 success: ‘I think he can win the Tour’

    Read more: http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/15966/Bettini-tips-Nibali-for-2014-success-I-think-he-can-win-the-Tour.aspx

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    Re: Astana/ Nibali news
    « Reply #6 on: December 29, 2013, 17:36 »
    strong views from birdsong:

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/q-and-a-jakob-fuglsang-on-bruyneel-riis-nibali-and-the-tour-de-france-plan

    - nibz for tdf
    - sky string arm tactics don't work, missing road captain
    - porte won't be as strong in tdf
    - riis going down
    - bruyneel deserved his sentence
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    Re: Astana/ Nibali news
    « Reply #7 on: January 11, 2014, 11:04 »
    Nibs, Birdsong, Kessiakoff, Kangert, Brajkovic, Westra, Grivko, Gruzdev selected to TdF squad according to La Gazetta Dello Sport through @johanssonmalena


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    Re: Astana/ Nibali news
    « Reply #8 on: January 11, 2014, 11:22 »
    Nibs, Birdsong and Kessiakoff selected to TdF squad according to La Gazetta Dello Sport through @johanssonmalena

    I really doubt if Nibali, Scarponi, Fuglsang, Kangert and Brajkovic all will ride the Tour, also I think Agnoli will most likely be selected .
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    Re: Astana/ Nibali news
    « Reply #9 on: January 11, 2014, 11:50 »
    I really doubt if Nibali, Scarponi, Fuglsang, Kangert and Brajkovic all will ride the Tour, also I think Agnoli will most likely be selected .

    Someone will have to ride the Giro too I guess. Nibs and Kessiakoff will probably ride Tdf.  Nibs probably want to have a go for the Tour. Kessiakoff will probably ride the Tour too because of his pollen allergies.
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    Re: Astana/ Nibali news
    « Reply #11 on: January 12, 2014, 15:01 »
    So Nibali confirmed to do the Ronde van Vlaanderen :) Not sure exactly how much help it will be in training for the Roubaix cobbles in the Tour, but it'll be good to see him there anyway. Not expecting to compete for the win, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him launch some attacks just for the fun of it. With Westra, Grivko and perhaps Iglinsky he has some teammates who could do well here, but none of them have the kind of name to be able to ask Nibali to work for them, even in this race.

    Hopefully he'll fall in love with the race and the crowds and will peak for it next year, winning the Ronde van Vlaanderen 2015 as the reigning Tour champion ;)

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/nibali-to-ride-the-tour-of-flanders
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    Re: Astana/ Nibali news
    « Reply #12 on: January 12, 2014, 15:47 »
    While I don't expect him to start making it a normal thing and make RVV a target, respect to Nibali for taking the initiative to take part in a big one day like Flanders. Good to see a GT rider riding a cobbled classic, as we don't see that anymore nowadays.
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    Re: Astana/ Nibali news
    « Reply #15 on: February 28, 2014, 15:51 »
    Sorry to let you down :(

    Now I'd say MSR is the ideal time to give the baby and her mother a nice gift?
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    Re: Astana/ Nibali news
    « Reply #16 on: March 01, 2014, 00:49 »
    yeah that would be nice for him.   Congrats to Vincenzo and his family  <3
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    Re: Astana/ Nibali news
    « Reply #17 on: March 01, 2014, 02:28 »
    Nibali must be over the moon.

    About the fact that his baby is born the same day as Andy Schlecks.
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    Re: Astana/ Nibali news
    « Reply #18 on: March 01, 2014, 06:13 »
    Emma nice name.

    Nibs will be a good cq pick for next year  ;)
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    Re: Astana/ Nibali news
    « Reply #19 on: March 01, 2014, 07:35 »
    Nibali must be over the moon.

    About the fact that his baby is born the same day as Andy Schlecks.

    :D :D
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    Re: Astana/ Nibali news
    « Reply #20 on: March 01, 2014, 08:33 »

    Nibs will be a good cq pick for next year  ;)

    Do not joke about such things :(
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    Re: Astana/ Nibali news
    « Reply #21 on: March 01, 2014, 09:07 »
    Do not joke about such things :(

    Sorry SR it's the cold hard truth :lol

    Perhaps I should be happy that rumor about a Berto baby was false :shh second place at TDF for Berto :evil:

    At least Andy can't get any worse :fp
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    Re: Astana/ Nibali news
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    LALALALA CAN'T HEAR YOU LALALALA
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    Re: Astana/ Nibali news
    « Reply #24 on: June 06, 2014, 13:47 »
    Vino Mad! Vino Angry!

    http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=72316

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    In late April, Vincenzo Nibali received a letter for his "poor performance", signed by the manager of the Astana Alexandre Vinokourov and motivated by the lack of results, winless in this case for the Italian

    "We pay a lot, and we want to live performance. No excuses, no buts. Reasons we do not care, but the results so far have not been. Should be reacting, because for us things are not going well."
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    Re: Astana/ Nibali news
    « Reply #25 on: June 06, 2014, 14:04 »
    Vino Mad! Vino Angry!

    http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=72316
    Also, La Gazzetta confirms "the struggle" between the Kazakh part of Astana with Aleksander Shefer and Italian Giuseppe Martinelli. "The differences are profound and affect the corridor management, choice of materials and degree programs. Even medical level, the differences are total, "says the Italian sports daily.


    Whatever can they mean?  :-x
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    Re: Astana/ Nibali news
    « Reply #26 on: June 06, 2014, 14:11 »
    Vino Mad! Vino Angry!

    http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=72316

    The curse of the three year contract, gotta love it ;)

    also :lol at sending angry letter to one of your riders, imagine if Andy was at Astana, I mean you wouldn't even be able to open his mailbox  :o
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    Re: Astana/ Nibali news
    « Reply #27 on: June 06, 2014, 15:08 »
    How utterly bizarre.

    Maybe Vino is trying to force Nibs to be more "professional"  :shh
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    Re: Astana/ Nibali news
    « Reply #29 on: June 22, 2014, 11:48 »
    I really don't appreciate those claims. How could anyone know what could occur between now and next year? The world of cycling is an ever moving, fast flowing machine and what Nibs wants now is very possibly not what he will want 7 months down the line.

    I hope he isn't being pressured by Vino and Astana into doing the Giro to win a GT and get a big result (as the competition at the Tour next year with Froome, Contador and Nairo.. is super tough). I also hope he doesn't become a rider who finishes his career with five or more Grand Tour wins, but yet none at the Tour. He is better than that imo and that would have a bitter sweet taste to it for all.
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