Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Tour Hero Goes in Search of a Rainbow; TOUR DE FRANCE

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Tour Hero Goes in Search of a Rainbow; TOUR DE FRANCE

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VINCENZO Nibali will chase the world champion's rainbow jersey after completing a hat-trick of Grand Tour victories by winning the 101st Tour de France in Paris on Sunday.

The Italian, winner of the 2010 Vuelta a Espana and 2013 Giro d'Italia, became the sixth rider to win all three Grand Tours after Jacques Anquetil, Felice Gimondi, Bernard Hinault, Eddy Merckx and Alberto Contador.

Now the 29-year-old (pictured below) is targeting the rainbow jersey.

"After winning the Vuelta, the Giro and the Tour, I'll keep focusing on Grand Tours but I'd also like to crown it all with a rainbow jersey one year," said Nibali, who does not believe this September's circuit in Ponferrada, Spain suits him.

Nibali (Astana) wore the fabled maillot jaune for 18 of the Tour's 21 race days, having first taken the race lead on day two in Sheffield with his first of four stage victories.

He is the first Italian Tour winner since Marco Pantani in 1998. …

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