Vincenzo Nibali

BornNovember 14, 1984 in Messina, Italy
DisciplineRoad Cycling
Pro Career2005 – present
TeamsFassa Bortolo (2005-2006), Liquigas (2007-2012), Astana (2013-2016, 2019-present), Bahrain-Merida (2017-2018), Trek-Segafredo (2020-present)
Major Wins4 Grand Tour victories (Tour de France 2014, Giro d’Italia 2013, 2016, Vuelta a España 2010), 2 Tirreno-Adriatico (2012, 2013), 2 Milano-Sanremo (2018, 2021), 2 Il Lombardia (2015, 2017), 1 Strade Bianche (2018)

Vincenzo Nibali is an Italian road cyclist who was born in Messina on November 14, 1984. Since 2005, he has been a professional cyclist, competing for teams such as Liquigas, Astana, Bahrain-Merida, and Trek-Segafredo.

Nibali is a versatile cyclist who excels in mountain and time trial stages. In his career, he has won four Grand Tours, including the Tour de France (2014), the Giro d’Italia (2013) and (2016), and the Vuelta a España (2010). In addition, he has won Tirreno-Adriatico, Milano-Sanremo, and Il Lombardia twice, as well as Strade Bianche.

The nickname “The Shark of Messina” refers to Nibali’s aggressive riding style and Sicilian hometown. He is renowned for his tactical acumen and ability to read a race, which have enabled him to win a number of significant races. Moreover, he is an adept descender, allowing him to gain time on his competitors on mountain stages.

Nibali is also well-known for his philanthropic activity, in addition to his racing career. In his hometown of Messina, he established a cycling school for youngsters and donated funds to many organizations that assist cancer research.

Vincenzo Nibali’s Greatest Achievements:

2010Vuelta a España
2013Giro d’Italia, Tirreno-Adriatico
2014Tour de France
2015Il Lombardia
2016Giro d’Italia
2017Il Lombardia
2018Milano-Sanremo, Strade Bianche

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