Nibali at the 2009 Tour o Californie.
|Full name||Vincenzo Nibali|
|Nickname||Lo Squalo (The Shark), Nibbles|
|Born||14 November 1984
|Hicht||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Wicht||63 kg (140 lb; 9.9 st)|
Vincenzo Nibali (Italian pronunciation: [vinˈtʃɛntso ˈniːbali]; born 14 November 1984) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer who rides for the Kazakhstani UCI ProTeam Astana. Born near the Strait o Messina, his nickname is the "Shark o the Strait" or simply "The Shark". His first major win came at the 2006 GP Ouest-France, where he beat an impressive field on a tough course. However, experts such as Michele Bartoli have said Nibali is most suited to competing in multi-stage races. Nibali's biggest wins tae date are the 2010 Vuelta a España an the 2013 Giro d'Italia.
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