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Giacomo Nizzolo (born 30 January 1989) is an Italian racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Dimension Data.[1]

Giacomo Nizzolo
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Nizzolo at the 2016 Tour of Britain.
Personal information
Full nameGiacomo Nizzolo
Born (1989-01-30) 30 January 1989 (age 30)
Milan, Italy
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Team information
Current teamTeam Dimension Data
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Professional team(s)
2011–2018Leopard Trek
2019–Team Dimension Data
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
Points classification (2015, 2016)

Stage races

Tour de Wallonie (2012)

Single-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2016)
Grand Prix of Aargau Canton (2016)
Gran Piemonte (2016)

CareerEdit

Leopard Trek (2011–2018)Edit

Nizzolo took his first win at UCI World Tour level in August 2012, on stage 5 of the Eneco Tour. He launched his sprint 300 m (980 ft) away from the finish, and was almost passed on the line by Jürgen Roelandts (Lotto–Belisol), who thought he had won, but the photo-finish would prove that Nizzolo was the victor.[2]

He won the Points classification in the Giro d'Italia two years in a row in 2015 and 2016 without a stage win.

In 2018 Nizzolo was named as a rider in the Vuelta a España, he finished on a podium on 3 different stages.

Dimension DataEdit

Nizzolo signed a two-year contract with Team Dimension Data on 21 September 2018; this marked the first time Nizzolo had changed teams in his professional career.[3] In July 2019, he was named in the startlist for the 2019 Tour de France.[4]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2010
9th Gran Premio della Liberazione
2011
1st Stage 5 Bayern–Rundfahrt
2nd ProRace Berlin
3rd Rund um Köln
5th GP Ouest–France
5th Trofeo Magaluf-Palmanova
9th Trofeo Cala Millor
2012
1st   Overall Tour de Wallonie
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 3
Eneco Tour
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 5
1st Stage 3 Tour du Poitou-Charentes
3rd Vattenfall Cyclassics
5th Overall Ster ZLM Toer
5th Le Samyn
7th GP Ouest–France
9th Scheldeprijs
2013
Tour de Luxembourg
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 2 & 3
1st   Points classification Volta ao Algarve
2nd GP Ouest–France
2014
1st Stage 3 Tour de San Luis
1st Stage 2 Tour de Wallonie
2nd Vattenfall Cyclassics
3rd Paris–Bourges
7th Brussels Cycling Classic
9th GP Ouest–France
2015
1st   Points classification Giro d'Italia
1st Gran Premio Nobili Rubinetterie
3rd Vattenfall Cyclassics
3rd Tre Valli Varesine
3rd Paris–Bourges
4th Coppa Ugo Agostoni
5th Road race, European Games
6th Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
7th Coppa Bernocchi
10th Brussels Cycling Classic
2016
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st   Points classification Giro d'Italia
1st Gran Piemonte
1st Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
1st Coppa Bernocchi
Tour of Croatia
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 1 & 3
1st Stage 1 Abu Dhabi Tour
2nd Overall Dubai Tour
3rd EuroEyes Cyclassics
5th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
6th Dwars door Vlaanderen
8th Bretagne Classic
2018
1st Stage 7 Vuelta a San Juan
3rd London–Surrey Classic
6th EuroEyes Cyclassics
9th Grand Prix Cerami
2019
1st Stage 1 Vuelta a Burgos
1st Stage 5 Tour of Slovenia
1st Stage 6 Tour of Oman
3rd EuroEyes Cyclassics
6th London–Surrey Classic
8th Primus Classic
8th Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
9th Three Days of Bruges–De Panne

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia 130 130 141 137 110 DNF DNF
  Tour de France DNF
  Vuelta a España 140
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dimension Data finalise 2019 roster". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 22 November 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  2. ^ Atkins, Ben (10 August 2012). "Eneco Tour: Giacomo Nizzolo takes maiden WorldTour victory in stage five sprint". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Nizzolo signs for Dimension Data". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 21 September 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  4. ^ "2019: 106th Tour de France: Start List". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 1 July 2019.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Giacomo Nizzolo at Wikimedia Commons