The Italian from Sardinia has raced the Giro three times and is likely to return for the 100th edition next year.
Giro race director Mauro Vegni expects the 2017 edition of the grand tour to attract top stars, and he hopes Chris Froome is one of them.
Nibali throws down the gauntlet to Tour de France champion Chris Froome on Tuesday, challenging the Briton to ride the Giro.
The Giro d'Italia's 2017 route is announced. Here are eight key stages that will decide the 100th edition of the Italian grand tour.
The 2017 edition will visit 17 of the country's regions and includes five summit finishes and more TT kilometers than the Tour de France.
Details of the 2017 Giro route are becoming clearer, with stages likely to Mount Etna, Stelvio, and Mount Terminillo.
The Colombian won the Italian grand tour in 2014 but has yet to win the Tour de France.
Next year's Italian grand tour will be the 100th edition of the race, and organizer RCS Sport will kick off the race island style.
Andrew Hood looks at the pros and cons of Chris Froome attempting the Giro-Tour double and concludes the time is right.
There's a chance Chris Froome will race the 2017 Giro d'Italia