Defending Milan-San Remo champion Nibali leads strong Bahrain-Merida team
21 March 2019 10:20
The winner of last year's Milan-San Remo, Vincenzo Nibali, will lead a strong Bahrain-Merida squad at this year's race on Saturday, and says that he's feeling his form is getting better all the time. The Italian's last race was Tirreno-Adriatico – the traditional build-up race for Milan-San Remo – where he finished 15th overall, and clearly not yet at his best this season. "I'm happy with the 'signals' I got from Tirreno-Adriatico because they showed that my condition is improving," Nibali said on his team's website.ADVERTISEMENT Nibali attacked with six kilometres to go at last year's race, soloing to a memorable victory as the bunch bore down on him, with runner-up Caleb Ewan and third-placed Arnaud Démare not quite able to catch him on the line. Nibali will be supported by a strong team that includes Sonny Colbrelli, Matej Mohoric, Marcel Sieberg, and Heinrich Haussler, who finished second to Mark Cavendish by the smallest of margins in 2009. "San Remo is perhaps the most difficult race to interpret and this is its great charm. It won't be easy to repeat what I did last year, but I'll try," added Nibali.
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