Saturday, May 12, 2012

Nibali in Tour of California

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) having decided to skip the Giro d'Italia in order to prepare for the Tour de France is racing in the Tour of California (May 13-20).

"The Tour of California is an important race and it deserves our best shot," said Nibali. "I’ve got some good memories of the last time I raced here in 2009. I’m back this year with the desire to do well and the knowledge I’ve got what it takes to succeed. It wouldn’t be right to make any predictions because the competition is strong, particularly the American riders, but I’m definitely not here just for the ride. We got here ten days before the start so we could have a mini training camp in the mountains. We’ve acclimatised and regained our confidence with our racing rhythm. Now we just need to get started and do our best to get the best possible result."

Also on the team for ToC are Peter Sagan, Daniel Oss, Americans Ted King and Timmy Duggan, Mauro Da Dalto, Kristijan Koren and Alessandro Vanotti.

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