Scheldeprijs is regarded by some as the “World Championships for sprinters” and this year was no different. With all the best sprinters in the world taking to the start line, getting a good result was always going to be tough. But despite the chaotic finish, Itamar Einhorn and Giacomo Nizzolo managed to sprint to ninth and tenth respectively.
Talking about his experience in the race, Itamar was pleased to be at the sharp end with so many top riders:
“It was quite an easy race with good weather, compared to last year. There weren’t too many surprises as all the teams had planned for a sprint finish. There was a little stress in the last few kilometers with everyone fighting for position, but nothing unusual. In the final kilometers the team lost our position, and trying to get that back I was mostly alone, but I found good wheels, and with the field that’s here a top ten is not so bad. I was also happy Giacomo was there, and we can count on our legs for good results.”
Coming back from illness after Tirreno-Adriatico, Giacomo was happy to be back sprinting and fighting for results.
“Today was a bit of a comeback after a while off the bike having been sick after Tirreno, and it’s been tough as I couldn’t train for a while. Today I didn’t feel super, but I gave it a go in the final and though it was a bit chaotic, and the level of the sprinters was pretty high, I managed to sprint to a top 10. I’m happy with my comeback, it was a good finish. I’m looking forward to stepping up in the next weeks.”