Giacomo Nizzolo bides his time on Saturday in the fifth stage of the Tour Down Under. Picture: Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images
Giacomo Nizzolo bides his time on Saturday in the fifth stage of the Tour Down Under. Picture: Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images

Daryl Impey takes Tour Down Under lead as Nizzolo wins stage

DARYL  Impey has moved into the leader's jersey ahead of the final stage of the Tour Down Under.

In Saturday's stage five at Victor Harbor,  NTT Pro Cycling's Italian Giacomo Nizzolo who by a length from Simone Consonni and Sam Bennett.

Two-time defending champion Impey finished the day in 10th, while Caleb Ewan was eighth.

Post-race, Nizzolo was ecstatic with the stage win.

"I can't thank the team enough, they did a great job," he said.

"They did the climb perfectly and did the perfect lead out.

"I put everything I had to the end.

"First race win of the season for the new team.

"I'm super happy, big thanks to the team, we just need to keep going like that."

Meanwhile, Impey said he was "chuffed" with the day after securing the leader's jersey.

"It's fantastic to lead the race going into Willunga," he said.

"I'm chuffed for all the work the boys did. We've given ourselves every chance to win this last race.

"It was exactly as we planned on the climb. We had a very select group and I was praying that group made it to the line … I'm really chuffed with today."

Impey leads Richie Porte by two seconds, with Rob Power in third by nine seconds.



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