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Wiggins tabs Nibali as Giro favorite

Updated: May 1, 2013, 1:35 PM ET
By Staff Report | VeloNews.com

STANDISH, United Kingdom -- Bradley Wiggins (Sky) on Monday said that home favorite Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) will be his main threat at the Giro d'Italia, but hoped that his improved climbing skills will aid his chances of becoming the first Briton to win the race.

Wiggins claims the Giro, which begins in Naples on Saturday, is his main priority for 2013, after winning the Tour de France and an Olympic gold medal last year.

And he viewed Nibali, who is not racing ...

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