Vincenzo Nibali is his generation’s greatest cyclist, stats suggest
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Vincenzo Nibali is his generation’s greatest cyclist, stats suggest

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Last Saturday’s victory at Milan-San Remo confirmed once again Vincezo Nibali’s high caliber.

 

Nibali has been able to grab a Grand Tour or Monument victory every single year since 2013. In the last five years, there have been six grand tours he has been part of and in each one of them, the Italian rider has been able to position himself in the Top-Five while winning two of them.

 

On the other hand, since 2013, he has become part of five Monument races. Nibali, 33, has won three of them! The Sicilian rider is definitely one of the greatest cyclists of his generation grabbing victories and being placed on top positions in almost every single major event he has become part of these last 5-7 years.

 

Nibali’s main career highlights so far

 

2005 – Turns professional

2006 – Takes his first big victory at GP Ouest-France

2010 – Wins Vuelta a Espana and gets his first Grand Tour podium at 2010’s Giro d’Italia event

2011 – Wins second place at the Giro d’Italia. Top-10 at Milan-San Remo and Liege-Bastogne-Liege

2012 – Finishes on the podium at the Milan-San Remo, Tour de France and Liege-Bastogne-Liege

2013 – Grabs Giro d’Italia victory and then second place at Vuelta a Espana

2014 – Takes the Tour de France victory and becomes Italian National Champion

2015 – Grabs fourth position at the Tour and then won first Monument of his career at Il Lombardia. Wins his second National title.

2016 – Grabs his second Giro d’Italia victory

2017 – Finishes on the podium of Vuelta a Espana and Giro d’Italia. Won second place at Il Lombardia

2018 – His Third Monument victory at Milan-San Remo

 


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