Nibali will be in the Andalucía Bike Race 2023: "MTB is a passion that I've always had since I was a child"
We already knew that Vincenzo Nibali will be in this year's Absa Cape Epic, and now it is confirmed that he will make his debut in the Andalucía Bike Race by GARMIN.
Nibali will race in the 13th edition of the Andalucía Bike Race by GARMIN
The winner of three Grand Tours, Vincenzo Nibali, will be on the start line of the Andalucía Bike Race by GARMIN on February 27th. After his retirement from professional road cycling, Nibali joined SCOTT as an ambassador in 2023 and a few days ago we could see the first images of the SCOTT Spark with which he will be racing MTB this year.
His debut with the big wheels will be in the Andalucía Bike Race by GARMIN and he told why he has decided for this race:
"I found out about the race through my friend Giuseppe Pellegrino, who told me that it could be a good opportunity before tackling the Cape Epic. I asked my teammate Ivan Santaromita if he wanted to participate, as he has never raced in MTB, so it's a good opportunity to start to get the feeling of racing in couple teams".
"MTB is a passion that I've always had since I was a child, but unfortunately I had to leave this discipline for the road, now I can dedicate much more time to it. I find the world of MTB very enjoyable and also much closer to people and, of course, in close contact with nature".
"I've raced a lot in Spain and I appreciate the support of the public. My greatest memory is having won the Vuelta, and this year it was in Spain that I decided to race my last grand tour as a professional, just where I won a grand tour for the first time".
It will be a hard week, but we will have fun for sure".