Vincenzo Nibali, the Italian Professional cyclist who rides for the Astana Professional cycling team will take part in this year’s Tour of Oman. The Italian professional cyclist expressed his eagerness to start this season but is quite doubtful about whether his physical condition is good enough for him to become winner of a title.
In a press conference held before the start of Tour of Oman Nibali said that he wants to start the season in a good way. He expressed his intention to not get tensed before Milan-San Remo or Tirreno Adriatico, his highlights for this season. Nibali considers that participating in the Tour of Oman is the best way to start a season for him. He said that the weather of this race is better than that of any race taking place in Europe.
Nibali considers Tour of Oman as a race for the sprinters. He said that Tour of Oman is his 2015 season’s second race and he further added that the race having two stages set in the mountains is going to be a tough one for him.
Nibali took part in the last three Tour of Oman races. His most notable achievement in this race is winning the second place in 2012’s edition of the race. Peter Velits became the winner of the Tour of Oman that year. Nibali participated in this year’s Dubai Tour. He is not certain that he will do better in Tour of Oman than what he did in the Dubai Tour. He doesn’t consider that he has the performance level that is high enough for him to become a winner in this race. Alejandro Valverde is a rider whom Nibali considers as one of the favourites. Nibali said that he will try to secure at least a stage win this year in the Tour of Oman.