Giacomo NIZZOLO

Giacomo Nizzolo is an Italian bicycle racer born on January 30, 1989. After allowing you to know all about Team Qhubeka Assos, it's time to look in more detail at its main riders. So, on this occasion, we offer you a focus on Italian sprinter Giacomo Nizzolo.  

Giacomo Nizzolo is an Italian bicycle racer born on January 30, 1989.
After allowing you to know all about Team Qhubeka Assos, it's time to look in more detail at its main riders. So, on this occasion, we offer you a focus on Italian sprinter Giacomo Nizzolo.

Who is Giacomo Nizzolo?

Giacomo Nizzolo is a sprinter.

The Italian cyclist started cycling at the age of 6, after his parents gave him a bike for his birthday.

At the junior level, he was part of the Italian track cycling team and participated in numerous international competitions: his teammates were Elia Viviani and Andrea Guardini. In particular, they won a bronze medal at the world championships in team pursuit in 2007.

At the hopes, after winning three times in his first season, he gleans 9 successes the following season. He confirms with another good season in 2010 which allows him to be spotted by the professional team Leopard-Trek who recruits him for the 2011 season.

Giacomo Nizzolo's career path

In 2011, having just turned professional, he made the choice to abandon the track to devote himself fully to road cycling with his new team.
In his first season, he quickly made a name for himself by accumulating top placings and eventually achieved his first professional victory by winning a stage at the Tour of Bavaria.

In 2012, as Leopard-Trek merged with the RadioShack team, the Italian sprinter competed in his first grand tour, the Giro d'Italia, and a few weeks later won the general classification of the Tour of Wallonia after also winning a stage. In August, he gets his first World Tour victory by winning a stage in the Eneco Tour as well as the points classification. He ended the season with a victory in the Tour du Poitou-Charentes.

In 2013, after several podiums early in the season, he won his only two victories of the year at the Tour of Luxembourg.

In 2014, as the RadioShack team was acquired by Trek and renamed Trek Factory Racing, the Italian rider's contract was extended.
In 2015 and 2016, he won the Points Classification of the Giro d'Italia for two consecutive years without managing to win any stages in the race. At the end of the season, he became Italian Road Champion for the first time in his career, before finishing fifth in the World Championships. He concluded that season with four more successes before experiencing an almost blank season in 2017 due to tendinitis.

In 2018, for his comeback, he won the Tour of San Juan, which would be his only victory of the year. Not selected for the Giro d'Italia, he discovered that year the Tour of Spain where he will take a second place.

In 2019, after eight years with the same team, he decided to join the South African team Dimension Data in the World Tour. Thanks to the departure of Mark Cavendish, he is the team's designated leader for sprints, which allows him to take 3 stage wins.

In 2020, he began his season by winning a stage at the Tour Down Under as well as a stage at Paris-Nice, before becoming Italian road champion for the second time and winning the European Road Championship a few weeks later.

In 2021, he won the Clasica de Almeria, bringing the first success of the season to his team, renamed Team Qhubeka-Assos during the off-season.

His professional road racing record

European road champion in 2020
Italian road champion in 2020 and 2016

Tour of Italy:

  • Winner of the points classification in 2015 and 2016.

Main stage races:

  • Tour Down Under: 1 stage win (2020);
  • Paris-Nice: 1 stage win (2020);
  • Tour of Oman: 1 stage win (2019);
  • Tour of Slovenia: 1 stage win (2019);
  • Tour of Burgos: 1 stage win (2019);
  • Tour de San Juan: 1 stage win (2018);
  • Tour of Croatia: 2 stage wins (2016);
  • Tour of Abu Dhabi: 1 stage win (2016);
  • Tour de San Luis: 1 stage win (2014);
  • Tour de Wallonie: 2 stage wins (2014, 2012) and overall classification (2012);
  • Tour de Luxembourg: 2 stage wins (2013) ;
  • Eneco Tour: 1 stage win (2012);
  • Tour du Poitou-Charentes: 1 stage win (2012);
  • Tour de Bavière: 1 stage win (2011).

Main one-day races:

  • Clasica de Almeria (2021);
  • Tour of Piedmont (2016);
  • Coppa Bernocchi (2016) ;
  • Grand Prix of the Canton of Aargau (2016) ;
  • Grand Prix Nobili Rubinetterie (2015).

His track record

World Junior Championships:

  • 3rd in the team pursuit (2007).

Now you know everything you need to know about Giacomo Nizzolo. How about doing the same with Fabio Aru, Sergio Henao, Domenico Pozzovivo, Simon Clarke or Victor Campenaerts?

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