Giacomo Nizzolo takes a solid 2nd place in Gent-Wevelgem



Giacomo Nizzolo takes a solid 2nd place in Gent-Wevelgem

The 247 km Gent-Wevelgem got off to a windy start, with strong winds blowing from the cannon at Ypres. At the start, 4 riders moved away from the peloton, accumulating a lead of more than 9 minutes in the first 40 kilometers. However, with a change of course direction, there was a big attack in the peloton, in the cross winds.

25 runners crossed the threshold with more than 180 km to cover! Giacomo Nizzolo was more attentive than ever and made the separation before for Team Qhubeka ASSOS ( The first fumbles were caught in no time and the leading group continued ahead of the peloton in pursuit.

The gap hovered between 30 and 50 seconds for what seemed like an eternity, as the riders struggled against the wind and hills in the Flemish fields. It was really only after the final ascent of the famous Kemmelberg, 35 km to go, that it seemed that the front group of the Nizzolo would go all the way.

The leading group had shrunk considerably, however, leaving only the top 7 riders in the race to fight in the final 15 kilometers, with Nizzolo being one of them. Coming into the final, Nizzolo was on the 7th wheel when the sprint was started and our Italian and European champion came from behind with speed, to overtake all but Van Aert, who had a good victory.

Giacomo Nizzolo – Qhubeka ASSOS Team

It was a crazy race today with the peloton breaking up very early. We found a real collaboration between the group before from the start of the action. In the end, it was a really tough race, and the legs were tired, so it was a weird sprint, with a tail wind. I decided to take the sprint from the last position, I don’t know if it was the right decision but it is what I did and I did my best, so I am happy. This is an important result for our team and the Qhubeka Charity. Bikes change lives and it is so important for us to carry this message to a race as important as it is today.

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