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Giro d’Italia: Stage 5

road race Road racedistance 174 km
location 11:48 AM: Catania – 4 pm: Messina



Arnaud Démare has won the bunch sprint in Messina, ahead of Fernando Gaviria and Giacomo Nizzolo. Mathieu van der Poel also wanted to throw himself, but gave up in the chaos of the final kilometer. Mark Cavendish and Caleb Ewan didn’t even get a chance to join the sprint, they lost on a climb halfway through the stage.

  1. 15 hours 51. Bear work by Ramon Sinkeldam who puts Démare in a perfect position. The Frenchman thanks and keeps the rising Gaviria behind him. †
  2. 15h51. Démare wins! It is Arnaud Démare who perfectly completes the work of his team. Gaviria comes in second. †
  3. 15h50. Démare turns on with Girmay. Van der Poel is too far. †
  4. 15h50. Girmay gets little support from his squad. He tries to slip into Van der Poel’s wheel. It is also still far. †
  5. Last km. Sprinting blown!  † 15 hours 50.
  6. 15 hours 47. The train from Alpecin-Fenix ​​brings Mathieu van der Poel. DSM is also in a good position. †
  7. 15 hours 46. There is a lot of flames in the streets of Messina. A nervous peloton maneuvers towards the last three kilometers. Who will win today? †
  8. 3 p.m. 43. Positioning has begun. Positioning will be the biggest challenge. It is a technical final with a lot of corners. In the meantime, we see Van der Poel sitting fairly far back in the pack.  †
  9. 15 hours 40. Van der Poel and Girmay are mainly looked at for the stage victory, but Gaviria, Démare and Nizzolo are also dangerous customers. †
  10. 15 hours 33. Another 15 kilometers. The final is in sight. The sprinters are almost ready. A surprise attack seems out of the question. †
  11. 15 hours 25. Bini Girmay follows three points from Mathieu van der Poel in the points classification. If the Eritrean finishes in front of van der Poel today, there is a good chance that he will start in purple tomorrow. †
  12. 3 pm 19. Van der Poel: “The points classification was not a goal for me beforehand.”.

    Van der Poel: “The points classification was not a goal for me in advance.”

  13. 3 p.m. 14. Van der Poel. A smiling Mathieu van der Poel is regularly sought after by the director. He is relaxed in the pack and seems to be in good shape. Can he prove himself against the top sprinters today? †
  14. 15h08. Ben Swift, Diego Ulissi and Joao Almeida are the first three in the intermediate sprint. Pink jersey Lopez has not interfered in the debate. †
  15. 15 hours 02. An intermediate sprint with precious bonus seconds is waiting for the peloton. Do the GC riders mix up or do they look out of the woods? †
  16. 14 hours 59. Within an hour we know who will win the stage. Without Cavendish and Ewan, for many it will probably feel like the perfect opportunity to cross the line first today. †
  17. 2 p.m. 51. Cavendish throws in the towel. It will be a sprint without Cavendish. The Briton has straightened himself and thanks his teammates for the effort. They give up for today and start tomorrow with new courage. For Caleb Ewan, it’s been a no-go for a while. †
  18. Filippo Fiorelli. Sad case for Sicilian Fiorelli (Bardiani). He is forced to leave the course. † 14 hours 49.


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