Video: watch Vincenzo Nibali’s race-winning descending masterclass at Il Lombardia

The Shark attacks on the Civiglio with fearless descent

They say he who dares, wins – and that was certainly the case at Sunday’s Giro di Lombardia as Vincenzo Nibali gave a descending masterclass en route to victory.

The Shark of Messinah bolted clear on the Civiglio to build up what proved to be a race-winning lead, adopting an aggressive tuck position and attacking the sweeping bends without fear.

After a few hair-raising moments, Nibali emerged from the descent with a commanding lead, which he held over the top of the final climb and into Como.

Watch the full masterclass above – don’t try this at home!

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