Big-name sprinters miss out as Nizzolo strikes at Tour Down Under

Caleb Ewan and Sam Bennett at the Tour Down Under
Caleb Ewan and Sam Bennett at the Tour Down Under (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

After Giacomo Nizzolo (NTT Pro Cycling) sprinted to victory on stage 5 of the Tour Down Under in Victor Harbour, there was time for some of the men who missed out to reflect on the result.

Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) won stages 2 and 4 but could only manage eighth place on the penultimate stage of the race, while stage 1 winner Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-QuickStep) ended up third after a fast finish.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix