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ROME -- When the team directors at Astana sat down to plan this season, the outline went something like this: A pink jersey for Vincenzo Nibali, a yellow jersey for Fabio Aru, and a gold medal for Nibali. Air Max Cheap .Nibali carried out the first part of the plan to perfection by winning the Giro dItalia. Aru has to do his part when the Tour de France starts on Saturday at Mont-Saint-Michel. Then Nibali is expected to lead Italys team in the road race at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics with support from Aru.While Nibalis Giro victory was produced in dramatic fashion by taking the lead on the penultimate stage, winning the Tour on Arus debut in the French classic should be a much tougher assignment, even with Nibali aiding Aru as an unlikely support rider.When we made this choice in November after the Tour presentation we knew it was the most difficult option for Fabio, Astana team director Giuseppe Martinelli said in a recent interview with The Associated Press.After finishing third and second in the Giro the last two years, it would have been easier to aim for the Giro, Martinelli added. We decided to aim for the Tour because we dont have anything to lose. And because were convinced we can do well.The climbing specialist Aru won the Spanish Vuelta last year and at 25 is considered one of the future stars of the Tour.Only 11 cyclists have won the Tour on their first attempt, including greats Eddy Merckx, Fausto Coppi, Jacques Anquetil and Felice Gimondi.The last man to achieve the feat was French rider Laurent Fignon in 1983.Aru, however, is not even considered among the top three favorites for this years Tour. Hes generally ranked just below defending champion Chris Froome, two-time winner Alberto Contador, and two-time runner-up Nairo Quintana.We realize that the best riders and teams go to the Tour, that theyre all in top form, and that its not going to be easy, Martinelli said. But Fabio has always surprised us since he turned pro. So I hope the same thing happens at the Tour.Not many people expected Fabios Vuelta victory.As for Nibalis role, Martinelli has handled having two captains in the same squad before. He was at Saeco when Damiano Cunego usurped team leadership from Gilberto Simoni to win the 2004 Giro, and he guided Stefano Garzelli to an unexpected pink jersey in 2000 when captain Marco Pantani struggled.This is a little different, because there are so many different goals on offer and we can handle it a little better, Martinelli said. The Giro victory has made Vincenzo much more relaxed, hes already achieved one of his principal goals for this season.(Nibali) is going to the Tour with the aim of ensuring that Fabio remains in the best possible condition, to help him do well, and be competitive in some stages. But the main thing is to prepare for the Olympics.Nibali has not raced since the Giro and has been preparing for the Tour with a 15-day training camp on the 1,918-meter (6,293-foot) San Pellegrino Pass.Having won the Tour in 2014, and as the holder of four Grand Tour victories, is Nibali really not considering a run at the general classification in France?I dont think so, Martinelli said. Im not thinking about that right now. We all know that Fabio has prepared well for the Tour and in our plans, Vincenzo is the guy for the Olympics.Nobody since Pantani in 1998 has won the Giro and Tour in the same year.Contador made a stated attempt at the double last year but followed up his Giro win with a fifth-place finish in the Tour, acknowledging that he ran out of energy.Its very unlikely to happen again, said Martinelli, who directed Pantanis Mercatone Uno team in `98.Whatever the results, this will likely be Nibalis last Tour with Astana. The Sicilian is expected to join a new World Tour team from Bahrain next year.There are a lot of rumors out there regarding Nibali and I really think theres a chance that Nibali could leave our squad, Martinelli said. But Astana will go on. Nibali is important to the squad but there are other riders who can make the team proud, too.---Andrew Dampf on Twitter: Air Max For Sale . The 43-year-old closer, in his 19th and final big league season, has said hed like to play the outfield. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says hes thinking about allowing Rivera to do it this weekend, when the Yankees finish their season with a three-game series at the Houston Astros. Cheap Air Max Shoes .In my heart and mind Im competing for India, luge competitor Shiva Keshavan told The Associated Press in an email interview. Every day Im flooded with messages from Indians all over the world telling me they are supporting me. . Cote was eligible to become a free agent Feb. 15. Cote helped running back Jon Cornish run for a league-high 1,813 rushing yards en route to being named the leagues most outstanding player. Of the 103.2 overs India have bowled to West Indies so far in the Antigua Test, 34 have been maidens. Umesh Yadav, who took four wickets in the first innings to help India enforce the follow-on, said bowling maidens has been a central part of their plans for the tour, given the predominance of slow pitches in the Caribbean.When we came to the ground and saw the wicket, we realised we wont get wickets where the ball will seam or swing, Umesh said, at the end of the third days play. We knew the conditions would be pretty hard, especially because it was going to be hot as well.The main thing we planned was to bowl as many maidens as possible, and not give easy boundaries. Whether its the coach [Anil Kumble] or Virat [Kohli, the captain], the whole team sits and discusses the same thing, that it wont be easy to take 20 wickets, and so it becomes very important to plan. And it cant end there. If its said in the meeting that we have to bowl maidens, then we have to bowl maidens, because we know we wont take 20 wickets otherwise.Indias bowlers, according to Umesh, made a conscious effort to not relax after their batsmen had piled up 566 in the first innings. We dont look at it like we have 566, he said. We look at it like we have only made 350, and the earlier we bowl them out, the better it is for us in the second innings. Our effort was that, if we got them out by the end of today, we would have two more days to bowl them out again.India went into the Teest with three genuine fast bowlers, and five frontline bowlers in all, and Umesh praised the chemistry among them. Air Max 2018 Cheap. We always give that kind of confidence to each other, always we are pushing [each other], he said. Whenever things are a little difficult, we need to push our friend or team-mate a little bit, and lift them. When we see, for example, that [Mohammed] Shami is bowling very well but hes not getting wickets, my job is, I go to him and say, Shami, youre bowling very well, keep going. Because I know that if someone is bowling well from one end, then it helps the person at the second end, so if we dont plan and bowl as a combination, it becomes difficult for us. Main thing is, you push each other and complement each other, and recognise that, yeah, its not my day today [to take wickets], its your day.Shami, playing his first Test in over a year-and-a-half after returning from a long-term knee injury, also took four wickets in West Indies first innings. Umesh said the team never doubted whether Shami would come back successfully.There was no doubt about it, because hes a natural bowler. 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