Team Dimension Data have announced that experienced Italian cyclist Giacomo Nizzolo has joined their outfit.
The 29-year-old, who formed part of Trek-Segafredo, signed a two-year deal with the team from the beginning of next year.
“It’s an emotional moment for me as I’m changing teams for the first time in my pro career,” Nizzolo said.
“Coming off two seasons in which physical issues have affected the chances to pursue my goals I chose the project that showed me the greatest trust and that could put me in the best position to go for the big targets.”
Nizzolo was his country’s road-race champion two years ago and has 18 career wins under his belt.
The team’s principal Douglas Ryder said they were delighted that Nizzolo had agreed to join them as they look to achieve their collective goals next year and beyond.
“What’s struck me over the years is his consistency as a bike rider and his ability to get results perhaps when things haven’t always been in his favour.
“With the squad that we have we will be looking to him to now take those opportunities and feature more regularly on the top step of the dais.”