Vincenzo Nibali Fact Box

Updated: July 27, 2014, 4:49 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- Vincenzo Nibali fact box after his first Tour de France title on Sunday:

Date and place of birth: Nov. 14, 1984, in Messina, Italy.

Height: 1.81 meters (5-foot-11).

Weight: 65 kilograms (143 pounds).

Teams: Fassa Bortolo (2005), Liquigas (2006-12) and Astana (since 2013).

Nickname: The Shark of the Strait.

Manager: Alexander Vinokourov.

First major race victory: Grand Prix de Plouay (France) in 2006.

Major titles: Spanish Vuelta (2010), Giro d'Italia (2013) and Tour de France (2014). Nibali is only the sixth rider to complete a career Triple Crown after Jacques Anquetil, Felice Gimondi, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Alberto Contador.

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