Nizzolo: I think the Giro d'Italia first stage is too hard for a sprinter

BUDAPEST HUNGARY MAY 04 Giacomo Nizzolo of Italy and Team Israel Premier Tech during the Team Presentation of the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 at Heroes Square Giro WorldTour on May 04 2022 in Budapest Hungary Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images
Giacomo Nizzolo (Israel-Premier Tech) at the Giro d'Italia team presentation on Wednesday (Image credit: Stuart FranklinGetty Images)

After 11 runner-up spots in Giro d'Italia sprints spread over an eight-year period, Italian sprinter Giacomo Nizzolo took a long-awaited stage victory in Verona midway through last year's race. He's in Hungary this weekend to add more to the list.

Nizzolo, following three years spent at Qhubeka-NextHash, starts this year's Giro d'Italia as leader of his new team, Israel-Premier Tech

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, joining in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Before 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, Road World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Demi Vollering, and Remco Evenepoel. Their favourite races are the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix.

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