Team Qhubeka ASSOS sprinter Giacomo Nizzolo took yet another second place Giro d’Italia stage finish after being pipped on the line by Caleb Ewan on the stage five in Cattolica. The European and Italian champion also placed second on stage two of the race, and so today’s result sees him take the lead in the points classification and so he will don the maglia ciclamino on Thursday in stage six. After a fairly quiet opening 150km of the race day the very technical final 7km, as predicted, required excellent teamwork in order to position Nizzolo in the final kilometre. The Italian saw his opportunity and surged clear on the.

Team Qhubeka ASSOS will head to Mallorca, Spain, this week for the four UCI 1.1 races that make-up the Challenge Mallorca, starting tomorrow. Trofeo Calvia, Trofeo Serra de Tamuntana, Trofeo Andratx and the Trofeo Alcudia are the four events taking place on the Spanish Balearic Island of Mallorca this week. Each of the races will include a significant amount of climbing, with only the final Trofeo Alcudia looking likely to be a race that the pure sprinters might feel they have a chance of success. Team Qhubeka ASSOS have sent a squad of 12 riders that will rotate between the 4 events, based on our.