flying Together in the holidays? No, Primoz Roglic (29, Sln) and Vincenzo Nibali (34, It), are definitely never. The two current favorites to deliver currently and in addition to the bike seat in a bitter duel. Especially Nibali, also known as “shark of Messina” is in attack mode. A few days ago, he refused to Roglic at the award ceremony the handshake. “If he wants to win the Giro, he should not drive,” said Nibali. The Sicilians sucks, because to him, Roglic sits in the mountains always on the Luggage rack, but never in the Offensive.

Richard Carapaz, the surprise of a man from Ecuador to lead the Giro. But 47 seconds behind Roglic lurks on rank 2, Nibali, the third has 1:47 minutes behind. Six stages are – four of them are mountainous, there are the statements in Verona, an individual time trial (17 km). Means that Nibali will attack after the rest day on Monday, even more vehement.

Roglic can Nibalis verbal poison arrows to bounce off the

On the temperature it is long. So Nibali was last Roglic ridiculous: “I said to him: “If you come to visit and take photos in my house want to make, I’ll show you – whenever you want – my trophy collection.”” The Background: Nibali won in his career, four Grand Tours (the Vuelta a españa in 2010, the Giro in 2013 and 2016, the Tour de France, 2014), during Roglic out so far, is empty – he is a travel specialist for the shorter Round.

Roglic, a former ski jumper, leaves the verbal poison arrows Nibalis to bounce off. He is taciturn, avoids every word about his competitors. It should be noted, however, the aversion. Roglic: “Let us drive the race and then talk. What is important is who is wearing the leader’s Jersey in Verona.”