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100 Giro d'Italia (2017) Stage 5 Report & Video
 
By Mark Sharon
Date: 5/10/2017
100 Giro d'Italia (2017) Stage 5 Report & Video
 
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May 10, 2017

Gavira makes it two in Messina, while Jungels retains the Maglia Rosa.

Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) doubled up on stage wins, resisting the challenge of two other young riders, Italy’s Jakub Mareczko (Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia) and Ireland's Sam Bennett (Bora - Hansgrohe), to sprint to victory in Messina on stage 5 of the Giro 100. His team mate Bob Jungels retained the Maglia Rosa.

The main action of the day came from a two man breakaway featuring Russian Evgeny Shalunev, of Gazprom-Rusvelo, and Poland's CCC Sprandi rider Maciej Paterski who attacked within 200m of the official start and weren't reined in until 14.5km to go. At one point their lead hit three and a half minutes but a hard chase by Sky on behalf of Geraint Thomas and Bahrain-Merida working for Vincenzo Nibali whose home town is Messina.

As the race entered its final circuit of the town Luka Pibernik unwittingly added a note of levity when he went for an attack thinking it was the finish and after looking back at a distant pack started celebrating, The red-faced Slovenian was soon back in the pack and ended up finishing a lowly148th position, 20 seconds adrift.

FINAL RESULT
1 - Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) - 159km in 3h40'11", average speed 43.327km/h
2 - Jakub Mareczko (Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia) s.t.
3 - Sam Bennett (Bora - Hansgrohe) s.t.

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 - Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)
2 - Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) at 6"
3 - Adam Yates (Orica - Scott) at 10"

Gavira celebrates wins Stage 3 Giro 2017

Gavira wins Stage 5: Photo Giro D'Italia

Today’s stage winner Fernando Gaviria said: “I’d like to bring the Maglia Ciclamino to Milan but there are still many stages left and at each stage, I’ll only think of the following day. To make it to the closing time trial in Milan would transform the young Fernando into an adult. It would be a great satisfaction to finish the Giro, knowing that it’s one of the hardest in history. It’s hard to say who my main rival for the sprints is. Every day, we’ve had a different winner in the first three stages. I only use my instinct for sprinting anyway. It’s all about staying focused and attacking at the right moment.”

Gavira celebrates wins Stage 3 Giro 2017

Jungel leads after Stage 5: Photo Giro D'Italia

JERSEYS

  • Maglia Rosa (pink), general classification leader, sponsored by Enel - Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)

  • Maglia Ciclamino (cyclamen), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Segafredo - André Greipel (Lotto Soudal)

  • Maglia Azzurra (blue), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum - Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates)

  • Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Eurospin - Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors); the jersey will be worn tomorrow by Adam Yates (Orica - Scott)

Video Highlight (Italian Commentary)

  • Maglia Rosa (pink), general classification leader, sponsored by Enel - Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors)

  • Maglia Ciclamino (cyclamen), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Segafredo - André Greipel (Lotto Soudal)

  • Maglia Azzurra (blue), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum - Daniel Teklehaimanot (Team Dimension Data)

  • Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Eurospin - Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors), will be worn on the next stage by Lukas Pöstlberger (Bora - Hansgrohe)

Stage 6 Preview

Stage 6 – Reggio Calabria-Terme Luigiane 217km - total elevation 1,700m
The route is basically flat, with just a few climbs and undulations in the first part, and finishes at the top of the short Terme Luigiane uphill stretch. The first 190km are on a wide trunk road, at points fast-flowing, with no grade-level intersections. The route clears the Barritteri categorised climb, and heads for an intermediate sprint in Mileto. Next comes a short, steep climb after Marina di Fuscaldo, followed by a technical descent leading to the final 15km. The route takes a 600m stretch on dual carriageway, and descends on hairpin bends 4km before the finish.

Giro 2017 Stage 4 profile

Stage 6 profile: PHOTO CREDIT: LaPresse - D'Alberto / Ferrari

 

100th Giro Race Route

Stage 5 Results and GC




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