Giacomo Nizzolo (born 30 January 1989) is an Italian racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI ProTeam Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team.[4]

Giacomo Nizzolo
Nizzolo at the 2016 Tour of Britain.
Personal information
Full nameGiacomo Nizzolo
Born (1989-01-30) 30 January 1989 (age 35)
Milan, Italy
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Team information
Current teamQ36.5 Pro Cycling Team
Rider typeSprinter
Professional teams
2011–2018Leopard Trek
2019–2021Team Dimension Data[1][2]
2022–2023Israel–Premier Tech[3]
2024–Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
Points classification (2015, 2016)
1 individual stage (2021)

Stage races

Tour de Wallonie (2012)

Single-day races and Classics

European Road Race Championships (2020)
National Road Race Championships
(2016, 2020)
Grand Prix of Aargau Canton (2016)
Gran Piemonte (2016)
Clásica de Almería (2021)
Tro-Bro Léon (2023)
Medal record
Representing  Italy
Men's road bicycle racing
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2020 Plouay Road race

Career edit

Leopard Trek (2011–18) 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.[5]

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 the podium on 3 different stages.

Dimension Data (2019–21) edit

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.[6] In July 2019, he was named in the startlist for the Tour de France.[7] In 2020, Nizzolo won both the Italian National Road Race Championships and the road race at the UEC European Road Championships, in a sprint finish.[8] He extended his contract by a further year, for the 2021 season.[9] He took his first Grand Tour stage victory – after eleven previous second-place Giro d'Italia stage finishes – by winning the thirteenth stage of the 2021 Giro d'Italia, beating Edoardo Affini to the line in Verona.[10]

Israel Start-Up Nation edit

With Team Qhubeka NextHash encountering financial issues, Nizzolo signed a contract with the Israel–Premier Tech team for the 2022 season.[11]

Major results edit

Road edit

2nd GP Dell'Arno
9th Gran Premio della Liberazione
2011 (1 pro win)
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 (4)
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 (2)
Tour de Luxembourg
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 2 & 3
1st   Points classification, Volta ao Algarve
2nd GP Ouest–France
2014 (2)
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 (1)
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 (7)
1st   Road race, National 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 World Championships
6th Dwars door Vlaanderen
8th Bretagne Classic
2018 (1)
1st Stage 7 Vuelta a San Juan
3rd London–Surrey Classic
6th EuroEyes Cyclassics
9th Grand Prix Pino Cerami
2019 (3)
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
2020 (4)
1st   Road race, UEC European Championships
1st   Road race, National Championships
1st Stage 2 Paris–Nice
1st Stage 5 Tour Down Under
2nd Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
2nd Race Torquay
2nd Circuito de Getxo
5th Milan–San Remo
6th Le Samyn
2021 (3)
1st Clásica de Almería
1st Circuito de Getxo
Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 13
Held   after Stages 5–6
2nd Gent–Wevelgem
2nd Gran Piemonte
4th Classic Brugge–De Panne
4th Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
8th Scheldeprijs
9th Primus Classic
10th Bretagne Classic
10th Grand Prix d'Isbergues
2022 (1)
Vuelta a Castilla y León
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 1
2nd Heistse Pijl
3rd Clásica de Almería
3rd Trofeo Alcúdia–Port d'Alcúdia
5th Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
5th Egmont Cycling Race
6th Elfstedenronde
7th Trofeo Playa de Palma
9th Ronde van Limburg
2023 (1)
1st Tro-Bro Léon
5th Clásica de Almería
7th Elfstedenronde
8th Antwerp Port Epic
10th Scheldeprijs
10th Circuit de Wallonie
10th Polynormande
10th Grote Prijs Jef Scherens
10th Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen

Grand Tour general classification results timeline edit

Grand Tour 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
  Giro d'Italia 130 130 141 137 110 DNF DNF DNF DNF
  Tour de France DNF DNF
  Vuelta a España 140

Classic results timeline edit

Monument 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Milan–San Remo DNF 84 42 20 5 18 18
Tour of Flanders DNF DNF
Paris–Roubaix DNF DNF NH DNF
Liège–Bastogne–Liège Has not contested during his career
Giro di Lombardia DNF
Classic 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne NH DNF 22 DNF 2 5 41
Gent–Wevelgem DNF DNF DNF 11 DNF 2
Dwars door Vlaanderen DNF DNF 6 NH 15
Scheldeprijs 18 9 8 10
Hamburg Cyclassics DNF 3 13 2 3 3 6 3 Not held 65
Bretagne Classic 5 7 2 9 31 8 DNF 10 55

Major championships timeline edit

Event 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
  World Championships Road race 18 5 15
  European Championships Road race DNE 1
  National Championships Road race DNF DNF 1 DNF 36 DNF 1 DNF DNF
Did not compete
DNE Race did not exist
DNF Did not finish
IP In progress
NH Not held

Track edit

2nd Keirin, National Junior Championships
3rd   Team pursuit, UCI World Junior Championships

References edit

  1. ^ "Dimension Data finalise 2019 roster". 22 November 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  2. ^ "NTT Pro Cycling Team". Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 3 January 2020. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  3. ^ "ISRAEL – PREMIER TECH". UCI. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team". Retrieved 16 January 2024.
  5. ^ Atkins, Ben (10 August 2012). "Eneco Tour: Giacomo Nizzolo takes maiden WorldTour victory in stage five sprint". VeloNation. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Nizzolo signs for Dimension Data". 21 September 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  7. ^ "2019: 106th Tour de France: Start List". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  8. ^ Bonville-Ginn, Tim (26 August 2020). "Giacomo Nizzolo wins European Championships road race in dramatic sprint finish". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 28 December 2021.
  9. ^ "Nizzolo stays with Qhubeka Assos". 23 November 2020. Retrieved 28 December 2021.
  10. ^ "Emotional celebrations after Giacomo Nizzolo ends long wait for Giro stage win". The Guardian. PA Media. 21 May 2021. Retrieved 28 December 2021.
  11. ^ Ostanek, Daniel (20 October 2021). "Giacomo Nizzolo joins Israel Start-Up Nation for 2022". Retrieved 28 December 2021.

External links edit

  Media related to Giacomo Nizzolo at Wikimedia Commons