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Cycling: Nibali considers Giro-Tour double next year

Published on Jul 20, 2014 9:09 AM
 
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali (centre) wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey and Spain's Alejandro Valverde ride at the "Casse Deserte" as part of the Col d'Izoard, a mountain pass in the French Alps, during the 177 km fourteenth stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 19, 2014 between Grenoble and Risoul, eastern France. Vincenzo Nibali may still have a week to go before sewing up the Tour de France title, but he is already planning a double Grand Tour assault next year. -- PHOTO: AFP

TALLARD, France (AFP) - Vincenzo Nibali may still have a week to go before sewing up the Tour de France title, but he is already planning a double Grand Tour assault next year.

Should he arrive in Paris still in yellow - and seemingly only a crash or unexpected crisis can stop him doing that - the Italian would become only the sixth person to win all three Grand Tours.

He won the Vuelta a Espana in 2010 and the Giro d'Italia last year.

Next year, though, he may well try to become the first person since compatriot Marco Pantani in 1998 to win both the Giro and Tour in the same year.

 
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