Giacomo Nizzolo sprints to victory in stage 5 of Tour Down Under
Jan 26 2020 03:16 am CET

Giacomo Nizzolo sprints to victory in stage 5 of Tour Down Under
Giacomo Nizzolo sprints to victory in stage 5 of Tour Down Under
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NTT Pro Cycling's Giacomo Nizzolo has taken the victory of the fifth stage at the Santos Tour Down Under while Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) took the lead of the General Classification.

The fifth day of competition in the Australian race finished in a bunch sprint as anticipated, although the riders had to face first some climbs. Nizzolo was dropped during the sharp climb but managed to get back to the front group -which was of around 60 riders- and he had five teammates with him.

The Italian delivered an outstanding work in the last metres and managed to cross the finish line ahead of Simone Consonni (Cofidis) and Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-Quick-Step). "I can’t thank the team enough because today they did a great, great job," said Nizzolo.

"It was the plan, if I was a bit dropped, they had to wait for me on the climb, and they did it perfectly. Then they also did a perfect lead out, I was perfectly placed in the final and then I just had to put everything I had left into the pedals and it worked out in the end. I am so happy, this is a good feeling to get the win in our new team colours."









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