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 Italian will compete in Tuesday's Tre Valli Varesine and a few other races this fall before he switches teams over the winter.
The squad led by Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa has Vincenzo Nibali, Enrico Gasparotto, and others on its lineup.
A crash inside the final 20 kilometers of the men's Olympic road race leaves Vincenzo Nibali with a broken collarbone
Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali confirms that he'll race for new Bahrain team in 2017. He'll bring several other Italians aboard.
The Bahrain team gets a major boost with addition of team manager Brent Copeland and bicycle sponsor Merida, both from Lampre.
Vincenzo Nibali is a top favorite at the Rio Olympics, which he says may be his last chance to win a gold medal on a course that favors him.
Multiple teams came to the Tour de France with more than one GC option, but potential conflicts have fizzled out.
Vincenzo Nibali rides a custom-painted Specialized S-Works Tarmac. His bike's paint highlights his grand tour wins and aquatic predilections