Tour Down Under victory lifts Nizzolo, Riis and NTT Pro Cycling

Giacomo Nizzolo wins stage 5
Giacomo Nizzolo wins stage 5 (Image credit: Bettini Photos)

The NTT Pro Cycling riders and staff celebrated Giacomo Nizzolo's sprint victory at the Tour Down Under as much as the Italian himself, the success ending a seven-month spell without a WorldTour victory for the team.

The African team won just seven races in 2019, with Edvald Boasson Hagen's stage at the Critérium du Dauphiné their last in the WorldTour back in June. In recent months, the team has scrambled to score as many points as possible to avoid relegation from the WorldTour, putting survival above success.

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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.