Giacomo Nizzolo wins stage five as Daryl Impey sneaks into race lead at the Tour Down Under

The Italian takes a first win for NTT under Bjarne Riis

Giacomo Nizzolo wins stage five of the Tour Down Under 2020 (Brenton Edwards/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

Giacomo Nizzolo won the sprint finish on stage five of the Tour Down Under 2020 to deliver a first victory for NTT since Bjarne Riis became team manager of the South African squad.

Meanwhile, defending champion Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) snuck into the race lead by taking bonus seconds at the intermediate sprint and displacing Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) from the top spot ahead with only one stage remaining.

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