Ben O'Connor and Giacomo Nizzolo to captain Dimension Data in Giro d'Italia
May 08 2019 08:14 pm CET

Ben O'Connor and Giacomo Nizzolo to captain Dimension Data in Giro d'Italia
Ben O'Connor and Giacomo Nizzolo to captain Dimension Data in Giro d'Italia
Team Dimension Data

Ben O'Connor and Giacomo Nizzolo are set to be the main men of Dimension Data at the Giro d'Italia. The African team is prepared to face the first grand tour of the season.

O'Connor has some unfinished business with the race as he had almost secured a top-10 position in 2018, but was taken out of the competition by a crash. "The Giro d’Italia again – and I have unfinished business I guess," he explained. "Obviously, I’m aiming for a top GC result or even perhaps the Young Rider jersey but actually putting it on paper this year! Maybe the results haven’t shown exactly how I would like so far, but I’m confident I’ve done all I can to be competitive and show Dimension Data and all our partners around Italy.

"It’s a special race: the vibrancy, colour, passion, noise...it has it all. The boys and myself can’t wait to get this show on the road."

Nizzolo will compete for the first time in the colours of Dimension Data and will aim to get a stage victory. "Like with every year the Giro d’Italia is one of the biggest goals of the season (for me)," the Italian explained. "Of course, I will try to go for victory in some stages as well as from a team perspective target a good result in the GC. It looks like this year, more than ever, that there are a lot of competitors particularly in the sprints but I’m ready to fight, and I feel ready to target those stage wins.

"Racing in Italy for an Italian rider is always special so I’m really looking forward to racing on the Italian roads and seeing a lot of fans supporting us over the course of the three weeks."

Dimension Data's roster for the Giro d'Italia (11th of May-2nd of June):

Giacomo Nizzolo
Ben O'Connor
Enrico Gasparotto
Ryan Gibbons
Danilo Wyss
Mark Renshaw
Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier
Scott Davies




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