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Giacomo

Nizzolo

Nationality
Italian
Lives in
Chiasso, Switzerland
Birthdate
30 Jan 1989
Speciality
Sprinter
Weight
74kg
Height
183cm
Giacomo loves the adrenaline rush of bumping elbows at 60kph - the more technical the finish, the better.

Giacomo Nizzolo grew up with motocross and became accomplished in this sport. His parents, concerned that the motorbike was his sole focus at such an early age, gifted him with a local bicycle club membership for his sixth birthday. Little did they realize that this would change his life forever.

He continued to race motocross and would draw upon these skills often while blossoming into a promising young sprinter in cycling. Even today he shows exceptional aptitude on the harrowing descents and loves the adrenaline rush of bumping elbows at 60kph at a race’s finish. The more technical the finish, the better for Giacomo.

In 2008, while racing in the U23 category, a catastrophic crash-landed him in the hospital for 20 days followed by four months off the bike. His ability to bounce back from such a terrifying moment during his development speaks loudly to his character. In 2011, he joined Leopard Trek and won his first race as a professional, stage five of Bayern-Rundfahrt. He has been part of the Trek family ever since.

Giacomo, 27, was born in Milan but resides in Switzerland, a stone's throw over the border from his family in Northern Italy.  His ability to get over climbs, in addition to his sprinting prowess, makes Giacomo more than a one-dimensional sprinter.

Giacomo’s nemesis is finishing second more times than he cares to remember. Of these, the most amazing - and most frustrating - were his four second-place finishes in the Giro d’Italia in 2014. Last season the Italian sprinter made a big leap in his level, winning seven times, including the Italian national championships, and clinching the maglia rossa, the prestigious points jersey of the Giro d'Italia, for a second straight year. Showing some of his best form at the end of the season, Giacomo went to the World Championships in Qatar and narrowly missed the podium, finishing in fifth place. 

 

Palmares
2017
2ND
Stage 3, Tour of Croatia
3RD
Stage 3, Giro d'Italia
2016
1ST
National Championships, road
1ST
Points Classification, Giro d'Italia
1ST
Stage 1, Abu Dhabi Tour
1ST
GP Kanton Aargau - Gippingen
1ST
Stages 1, 3, Tour of Croatia
1ST
Coppa Bernocchi
1ST
Gran Piemonte
2ND
Overall, Dubai Tour
2ND
Stages 7,17, Giro d'Italia
2ND
Stage 4, Abu Dhabi Tour
2ND
Stage 3, Dubai Tour
2ND
Stage 2, Tour of Croatia
3RD
Stages 3,12, Giro d'Italia
3RD
Stages 1,2, Dubai Tour
3RD
Cyclassics Hamburg
2015
1ST
Points Classification, Giro d'Italia
1ST
GP Nobili Rubinetterie
2ND
Stages 13, 17, Giro d'Italia
2ND
Stage 3, Tour of Poland
2ND
Stage 3, Étoile de Bessèges
3RD
Stage 3, Paris-Nice
3RD
Stage 2, Tour of Poland
3RD
Vattenfall Cyclassics - Hamburg
3RD
Paris-Bourges
3RD
Tre Valli Varesine
2014
1ST
Stage 3 Tour de San Luis
1ST
Stage 2, Tour de Wallonie
2ND
Stages 4,7,10, 21 Giro d'Italia
2ND
Stage 1 Circuit de la Sarthe - Pays de la Loire
2ND
Vattenfall Cyclassics - Hamburg
3RD
Paris-Bourges
3RD
Stage 4, Eneco Tour
3RD
Stage 2, Tour of Romandie
2013
2ND
GP Ouest France - Plouay
1ST
Stages 2,3, Tour of Luxembourg
2ND
Stage 13, Giro d’Italia
2012
1ST
Overall, Tour de Wallonie
1ST
Stage 3, Tour de Wallonie
1ST
Stage 5, Eneco Tour
1ST
Points Classification, Eneco Tour
1ST
Stage 3, Tour du Poitou-Charentes
2ND
Prologue, Tour de Romandie
3RD
Vattenfall Cyclassics
3RD
Stage 9, Giro d’Italia
2011
1ST
Stage 5, Bayern Rundfahrt
2ND
Stage 4, Volta a Catalunya
2ND
Stage 3, Ster ZLM Toer
2ND
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