Nizzolo takes 11th Giro d'Italia second place in chaotic Cattolica sprint

Giacomo Nizzolo of Team Qhubeka Assos celebrates in the Purple Points Jersey after stage 5 of the 2021 Giro d'Italia
Giacomo Nizzolo of Team Qhubeka Assos celebrates in the Purple Points Jersey after stage 5 of the 2021 Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Giacomo Nizzolo took second place for an 11th time in the Giro d’Italia sprints but again missed out on victory as Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) produced a late burst of speed to win in Cattolica after the technical and crash-strewn finale of stage 5. 

“I’m getting used to the feeling but I did my best and so there’s no regrets, someone was simply faster than me again,” the Qhubeka Assos rider said sportingly afterwards. 

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