Nizzolo sprints to 3rd in chaotic stage 2 of Etoile de Besseges

Giacomo Nizzolo went one better on the second day of Etoile de Besseges finishing third on a crash-marred second stage of the race.

The European and Italian champion hit the front early on the uphill drag to the finish for Team Qhubeka ASSOS as a result of a slew of crashes before being beaten on the line by Timothy Dupont (Bingoal – Wallonie Bruxelles) and Pierre Barbier (Delko).

Ahead of the start Andreas Stokbro wasn’t able to start as he was still suffering from the crash he went down in on stage one.

Giacomo Nizzolo

I feel okay, obviously I’d like to win but I think perhaps we actually ended up doing the roundabout a bit too fast and then were at the front for too long and I had to start the sprint early.

It was a long way to the line, especially as it was going slowly uphill but third place is not too bad and I think we can be confident for tomorrow.