International Cycling

Top Italian award for Nibali

2015-01-01 12:16
Vincenzo Nibali (AP Photo)

Paris - Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali was named champion of champions for 2014 by Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport on Wednesday.

The Sicilian had been named top Italian the previous year when he won the Giro d'Italia.

For this title, he beat MotoGP champion Marc Marquez into second with Formula One winner Lewis Hamilton taking the third spot.

Nibali took over the mantle from Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt.

The women's award went to Slovenian skier Tina Maze, the Olympic champion in the downhill and giant slalom, ahead of Americans Serena Williams, the US Open tennis champion, and Katie Ledecky, the Olympic 800m freestyle swimming champion.

Read more on:    vincenzo nibali  |  cycling

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Besides the 'Big 3' of rugby, cricket and soccer, which of the 'smaller' sports in South Africa do you enjoy the most?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.