Vincenzo Nibali (Italian pronunciation: [vinˈtʃɛntso ˈniːbali]; born 14 November 1984) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer, considered one of the strongest stage race riders in the world today. He rides for the Kazakhstani UCI ProTeam Astana.Born near the Strait of Messina, his nickname is the "Shark of the Strait", "the Shark of Messina" or simply "The Shark". He is also referred to as "Nibbles." His first major win came at the 2006 GP Ouest-France, where he beat an impressive field on a tough course. However, experts such as Michele Bartoli have said Nibali is most suited to competing in multi-stage races. Nibali's biggest wins are the 2010 Vuelta a España, the 2013 Giro d'Italia, and the 2014 Tour de France, making him one of six cyclists who have won the three Grand Tours in their career. He has also won two editions of the Tirreno-Adriatico stage race.