The Italian wins stage 4 at the Tour of Oman atop Green Mountain, putting him in the driver's seat with two stages remaining.
Vincenzo Nibali says if he decides to leave Astana another team for 2017, he would take teammates and staff members with him.
Vincenzo Nibali finished 14th overall at the Tour de San Luis, and next heads to a training camp with Astana.
Despite his stated goal of the Giro d'Italia, former Tour champ Nibali says he may actually race the Grande Boucle in July.
Vincenzo Nibali's infamous tow in the Vuelta a Espana earns him the Park 'n' Ride Award, a creative — but illegal — race tactic.
"I no longer want to go to the races angry," says Nibali, who admits he's looking at other options for when his contract ends in 2016.
Vincenzo Nibali will race the Giro d'Italia in May, but he might use the Tour de France as final prep for the Olympic road race in Rio.
Vincenzo Nibali will aim to be more competitive early in the season in 2016
The Astana chief says his two GC riders will race opposite grand tour schedules, which could send Aru to France and Nibali to Italy.
With teammate Vincenzo Nibali expected to race the Giro d'Italia, Fabio Aru may have the green light to go for yellow in France.