"I'm fine - even the Kazakh rider - and today I did not go to the full gas because I preferred to save precious energy for the next two weeks of racing".
"Andrey is a real team man - commented sport director Alexandr Shefer - is an athlete who always works for his teammates and that has now acquired great international experience."
"I am satisfied with the performance today - continued Shefer - not only we haven't lost seconds by our rivals, but actually we have earned "
After the 40.5 km time trial of the Chianti Classico, Nibali is fifth overall at 53" from the pink jersey the Italian Gianluca Brambilla, while Jakob Fuglsang has recovered two positions in the standings and is now tenth with 1 minute and 51" gap.
Tomorrow's second rest day.