Many people dream and then those dreams turn into a reality. For Vincenzo Nibali, his biggest dream just got fulfilled, he is set to make his debut in Paris-Roubaix. For those that don’t know, Paris-Roubaix is a one-day professional bike race that is set in Northern France. As the name goes, it starts in Northern France and then finishes in Roubaix, almost at the Belgium Border.
The Paris-Roubaix is one of the five monuments that Nibali will be performing in, other than that, he will be giving his best in Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, Milan-San Remo, Tour des Alpes, Tour de France, and much more, seems like a very hectic and competitive schedule for Nibali.
It seems almost like yesterday when he expressed his wish to ride in the Paris-Roubaix to La Gazzetta Dello Sport in October 2021.
I’ve never done Paris-Roubaix, this could be the right time. Sure, it’s a risk, it’s a race that has to be prepared in fine detail, but you need to do it at least once in your life.
Vincenzo Nibali is one of the best cyclists to be ever produced, his skill set is phenomenal, he is experienced and he can act well in tough and dangerous situations. We can’t forget his performance in the 2014 Tour De France, when he conquered the road on that rainy day and made it in one piece to Arenberg, that was truly amazing. Not many riders can handle that much pressure, but Nibali proved that he has a titanium shell.
All because of his performance and wits Nibali was able to win the 2014 Tour De France, this was all because of his strategic thinking. He even left Jean-Christophe all behind and roared to the finish line.
This time, Nibali won’t be riding alone, he will be joined by his fellow team member Gianni Moscon. Although Moscon was defeated in the 2021 Paris-Roubaix, he has high hopes of redemption this time around. Vincenzo’s season begins with the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (February), after that, he is scheduled for Tirreno-Adriatico and other races.
In December 2021, during the Astana Training Camp, Nibali stated,
Of course, inside of me, I have objectives, races where I want to be a protagonist in some way. The competition has gone up to a really incredible level in the last two seasons, so it’s a lot more difficult, but I’m not lacking in determination.
During the training session, Nibali emphasized that he plans to make a statement with his performance from now on, stating the objectives without effort and results to back them up just seems fruitless he described. We are expecting a strong performance from Vincenzo at all the monumental races of 2022.
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