Now a rare career winner of all three Grand Tours, Vincenzo Nibali may be the best stage racer in the world today.
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7 Apr 2015 - 5:20 PM  UPDATED 13 Apr 2015 - 3:35 PM

Despite his already well know pedigree, in some ways 2014 has been a breakthrough year for the Sicilian, as he combined his instinctive riding with a more scientific approach to racing to win the Tour de France.

Weight: 63kg
Height: 185cm
Resting HR: 33bpm
Kilometres ridden: 32,584 from 11 Dec 2013 - 31 Oct 2014 (996 hours in the saddle)
Average speed: 32km/h
Energy consumption: 153,274 kilocalories - Approx 440 plates of 100 gram pasta.
Race days: 73
Race kilometres: 11,794
Fastest speed (downhill): 102km/h - Tour de France Stage 7
Best training wattage: 1500 watts over 5sec/1100 watts over 20sec
Best race wattage: 473watts/4min - Tour de France Stage 2

Nibali will again target the Tour de France in 2015, which is shaping up
to be the biggest and most competitive Grand Tour showdown in many
years. Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo), Nairo Quintana (Movistar), Chris Froome (Sky) and a number of second tier challengers like Robert Gesink (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Tejay van Garderen (BMC) will all be
there to provide the fireworks.

Via: La Gazzetta dello Sport