Nizzolo leaves Giro d'Italia to recover for future goals

VERONA ITALY MAY 21 Giacomo Nizzolo of Italy and Team Qhubeka Assos celebrates at arrival during the 104th Giro dItalia 2021 Stage 13 a 198km stage from Ravenna to Verona girodiitalia Giro UCIworldtour on May 21 2021 in Verona Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Giacomo Nizzolo (Qhubeka Assos) after winning stage 13 in Verona (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

European road champion Giacomo Nizzolo has left the Giro d'Italia after two weeks of racing, calling an end to his campaign after Saturday's 14th stage to Monte Zoncolan.

The Qhubeka Assos sprinter broke a run of 11 second-placed finishes at the race on Friday's stage in Verona, sprinting to victory ahead of Edoardo Affini (Jumbo-Visma) and Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe), but is now planning to recover and recalibrate ahead of his next goals, including a return to the Tour de France.

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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.

 

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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