Vincenzo Nibali will chase a third victory and a place in the history book as the oldest rider to ever win the Giro d’Italia.
“This is a very important appointment in our season which we are all very excited about, we have worked hard to get to the start of this Giro with the best possible team,” said General Manager Brent Copeland. “Vincenzo has worked tremendously hard to the build-up for this race and his physical condition is at the best I have seen in years before a Grand tour.
“The rest of the team is all in just as good shape and therefore we are sure we will contribute to some very exciting racing for the fans and cycling in general.”
Nibali is looking forward to facing the Italian grand tour. “The Giro is my great goal for the first part of the season and my preparation has been designed to be ready at the start of the Italian race,” he commented. “I feel ready to start this great adventure.
“The route is very demanding with lots of mountains and even many kilometres of individual time trials. The opponents are many, but I will be at the start in Bologna with a lot of serenity and confidence; it will be the road who decides which will be the best.”
Bahrain-Merida team at the Giro d’Italia: Vincenzo Nibali, Antonio Nibali, Damiano Caruso, Andrea Garosia, Grega Bole, Kristijan Koren, Valerio Agnoli and Domenico Pozzovivo