Nizzolo not selected to defend his 2020 European Championship title

Giacomo Nizzolo (Qhubeka) is the current European champion
Giacomo Nizzolo (Qhubeka) is the current European champion (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

2020 European Champion Giacomo Nizzolo was expected to try to defend the distinctive blue-and-white jersey but was not selected for Italy's team for the men's road race in Trento on September 12 for the UEC Road European Championships.

Sonny Colbrelli, Matteo Trentin and Filippo Ganna have been named as leaders as Italian coach Davide Cassani appears concerned that Remco Evenepoel (Belgium) and Tadej Pogačar (Slovenia), among others, will ride aggressively on the long Monte Bondone and the single climb on the local circuits to eliminate the sprinters.  

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.