Giacomo has not been feeling 100% in the second week of the race and has lacked his normal level of power which has been particularly apparent in the sprint stages. In consultation with Giacomo, the decision has been made to withdraw him from the race to identify any underlying problems and prioritize his recovery ahead of the second half of the season.

I’m disappointed to leave the Giro D’Italia as it’s one of my favorite races and I came here with a lot of motivation to win. I started the race well and felt good in the first week but in the past week, I have lacked my normal power and just haven’t had the legs I would normally have. The guys have worked really hard for me so I want to thank them for everything and also the staff and, of course, RCS. I really hope the team can finish the race off with a good result next week,” said Nizzolo.

IPT will monitor Nizzolo’s recovery and determine his future program accordingly.