Giacomo Nizzolo joins Israel Start-Up Nation for 2022

Giro d'Italia 2021 - 104th Edition - 13th stage Ravenna - Verona 198 km - 21/05/2021 - Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA - Team Qhubeka Assos) - photo POOL Fabio Ferrari/BettiniPhoto©2021
Giacomo Nizzolo (Qhubeka NextHash) celebrating his stage win at the Giro d'Italia in Verona (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Following Victor Campenaerts' move to Lotto Soudal, the troubled Qhubeka NextHash team have lost another star, with sprinter Giacomo Nizzolo  moving to Israel Start-Up Nation for 2022.

The Italian, who was European road champion in 2020, leaves the troubled WorldTour team after a three-year spell there, and will now make the move to Israel Start-Up Nation, joining fellow newcomers Jakob Fuglsang and Hugo Houle on the incoming list at the team.

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Dani Ostanek
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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