uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

“Giacomo is really disappointed, it was centimeters, and someone said that if he didn’t move off his line and open the road to Pelucchi, he wouldn’t have passed him."







04.08.2015 @ 22:54 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

With a clear runway to the looming white line, he could smell victory. But suddenly, a handful of meters before the line, Matteo Pelucchi (IAM Cycling) appeared on his left with momentum – a few powerful pedal strokes, one bike throw, and a millisecond later the win was snatched from Nizzolo’s grasp.


Second again.


Pelucchi had done what seemed impossible moments earlier, but a closed door abruptly opened, and like a horse smelling the barn door he bolted. His wheel crossed inches ahead of Nizzolo’s, giving the IAM Cycling rider his second victory of the race and leaving Trek Factory Racing’s fastman wondering what he needs to do for ‘lady luck’ to smile his way.


“Giacomo is really disappointed, it was centimeters, and someone said that if he didn’t move off his line and open the road to Pelucchi, he wouldn’t have passed him,” said Trek Factory Racing’s director Adriano Baffi. “I have not seen the sprint, we do not have tv, and I have not talked with him yet as he is very, very upset. 


“On my side, I am happy to see that we were there again, all the riders did a great job, we were in the race, so for me it was quite a good. Of course for Giacomo it’s better to be third or fifth instead of second by a few centimeters. It’s true that Giacomo deserved [the win], but that’s life.”


It was another characteristic sprint stage for the third straight day at the Tour of Poland as a six-man breakaway formed early, built a lead, and then was policed tightly by the teams with inklings for a stage victory.


Giant-Alpecin did the bulk of the work with duo ambitions of protecting the yellow jersey and an eye on another victory for Marcel Kittel and the escapees never gained more than three minutes’ lead.


Similar to stage two, Jesse Sergent was the early workhorse for Trek Factory Racing, lending his power to keep the breakaway – down to four men with 64 kilometers remaining – well regulated. 


The last holdout from the day’s breakaway was swept up six kilometers from the finish, and Trek Factory Racing moved to the front to battle the other sprinters’ teams for supremacy.


All played to tune; even a late attack under the one kilometer to go banner that momentarily created a small split was covered by an attentive Nizzolo. His positioning was impeccable. But chance, this time, played into Pelucchi’s hands, leaving Nizzolo a bitter pill to swallow as runner-up: a sprinter never likes to lose, and second is often the worst place to be, but mercifully in a stage race, and in the long season of pro bicycle racing, there will always be another opportunity.


“Tomorrow is another day like today, and I think that the climbs in tomorrow’s stage Giacomo can pass. Like always, we will try again,” ended Baffi.



The Best Danish Cyclist To Bet On At 2022 Tour De France 13.01.2022 @ 15:262022 Upcoming Tournament Overview 03.01.2022 @ 09:45Best Place to Find Stand-Up Paddleboards 16.06.2021 @ 08:16What are Primoz Roglic’s Chances to Win 2021 Tour de Fr... 17.03.2021 @ 08:37Amazing victory by young champion Sarah Gigante 04.02.2021 @ 14:21Three reasons why cycling is one of the best ways to ex... 28.09.2020 @ 12:03Why do businesses use meeting room managers? 14.09.2020 @ 13:42Five things that you can do, if you want to gain more f... 20.08.2020 @ 15:38One for the road 09.06.2020 @ 15:25List of CyclingQuotes previews 07.05.2020 @ 13:20Blue Energy: room for all interests 26.08.2019 @ 12:56Get your daily dose of exercise at home 08.07.2019 @ 10:443 good advice to be able to afford your favorite bike 25.02.2019 @ 12:32Cycle through gorgeous landscapes 22.10.2018 @ 21:41Balance Your Economy and Diet and Start Saving Money 08.10.2018 @ 11:18Stay Safe: 3 Helmets That Can Keep Your Head Protected... 20.07.2018 @ 07:59Planning to bet on Tour De France - Bet types and strat... 24.05.2018 @ 14:18Basics of cycling betting 25.10.2017 @ 13:10Bauer moves to ORICA-SCOTT 28.08.2017 @ 10:45End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21Androni sign Costa Rican super talent 04.01.2017 @ 17:13

Currently no news in this list

24 years | today
37 years | today
35 years | today
Greggory BRANDT
36 years | today
35 years | today