May 10, 2017
Silvan Dillier claims his first Giro Victory.
Terme Luigiane, 11 May 2017 – Swiss rider Silvan Dillier of BMC Racing Team powered to his first ever victory at the Giro d’Italia as he managed to beat top Belgian sprinter Jasper Stuyven of Trek-Segafredo in the uphill finish of Terme Luigiane. The duo, along with the first Maglia Rosa of the Giro100, the Austrian Lukas Pöstlberger (Bora-Hansgrohe), Simone Andreetta (Bardiani CSF) and Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) made a successful 202km breakaway while Quick-Step Floors’ Bob Jungels (Luxembourg) retained the GC lead for the third consecutive day.
1 - Silvan Dillier (BMC Racing Team) - 217km in 4h58’01”, average speed 43.688km/h
2 - Jasper Stuyven (Trek - Segafredo) s.t.
3 - Lukas Pöstlberger (Bora - Hansgrohe) at 12”
1 - Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)
2 - Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) at 6"
3 - Adam Yates (Orica - Scott) at 10"
Today's stage winner Silvan Dillier said: “It was a really hard stage, over 200km. We had tail wind for most of the stage but it doesn’t mean it was easy because we always had to push hard to stay away in little climbs. It was for sure a tough day. To sprint at the end wasn’t easy as well. On the profile, it didn’t look like as stage for the sprinters. The last 1.5km uphill wasn’t for pure sprinters, but there aren’t many Classics specialists in the peloton, that’s why I took my chance. I have a powerful sprint. I know this kind of finish suits me well. I just tried to believe in myself. Jasper [Stuyven] is a really strong rider. To beat him is a nice feeling.”
Maglia Rosa (pink), general classification leader, sponsored by Enel - Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)
Maglia Ciclamino (cyclamen), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Segafredo - Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors)
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)
Stage 7 Preview
Stage 7 – Castrovillari - Alberobello (Valle d'Itria) 244km - total elevation 700m
Over the first 140km, the route is essentially flat (with just a short descent after the start), mainly on straight and wide roads, and only becomes more elaborate when crossing urban areas. After cresting the Bosco delle Pianelle KOM summit, the final part of the stage is more complicated, as the route passes through several urban areas, with obstacles such as roundabouts, traffic dividers, pedestrian islands, setts paving and speed bumps. The final 40km are undulating, and going slightly up.
The final kilometres are fairly complex, as the route runs partly on wide and straight roads, and partly on city roads marked by series of bends and partial narrowings. From 5 to 1.5km to the finish, the route runs mostly uphill, with a short descent that ends 700m before the finish. The route climbs slightly in the stage finale, with a few mild bends. The finish line sits on a 100m long and 7.5m wide asphalt straight.
Stage 5 Results and GC