Giacomo Nizzolo finally takes Giro d'Italia victory on stage 13 bunch sprint

The Italian had finished second twice already this race, but went one better at the finish line in Verona

Giacomo Nizzolo wins stage 13 of the Giro d'Italia 2021
(Image credit: Getty)

The relief was palpable as Giacomo Nizzolo sunk to the ground, having caught Edoardo Affini (Jumbo-Visma) after the Italian jumped from the bunch in the final straight, to cross the line first and take his first-ever Giro d'Italia victory on stage 13.

The Qhubeka-Assos sprinter was the only one able to catch and pass Affini as the Jumbo-Visma man riding on home roads had to settle for second place, followed by Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Davide Cimolai (Israel Start-Up Nation), in third and fourth respectively.

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