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2013 Giro D'Italia: Stage 5

Results, map, stage profile, summary and photos

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Stage 5, Wednesday, May 8: Cosenza - Matera, 203 km


Stage 5 finish

The Race: The day's break rolled off almost at the gun and with 23 kms to go, five riders had just 20 seconds. On the Montescaglioso ascent the break was swept up as some teams looked to be dropping the purer sprinters (read: Cavendish).

Cavendish turned himself inside out on the climb but lost contact. Over the top he had three teammates to help him regain the front but they could not close the gap. Various breaks tried their luck but with six km to go they had been reeled in by the 80-man lead bunch.

In the final corner several important sprinters went down on what looked like a wet road. That let Bardiani lead-out man Luca Canola race for the line but he ran out of suds and was handily caught and passed. John Degenkolb was the day's clear winner.

Results: (photos posted below results and stage map)

  1. John Degenkolb (Argos-Shimano) 4hr 37min 48sec
  2. Angelo Vicioso (Katusha) s.t.
  3. Paul Martens (Blanco) s.t.
  4. Sergio Henao (Sky) s.t.
  5. Matteo Trentin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  6. Jarlinson Pantano (Colombia) s.t.
  7. Daniel Oss (BMC) s.t.
  8. Jens Keukeleire (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  9. Grega Bole (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  10. Tanel Kangert (Astana) s.t.
  11. Michel Golas (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  12. Marco Canola (Bardiani-CSF) s.t.
  13. Jackson Rodriguez (Androni Giocattoli) s.t.
  14. Elia Viviani (Cannondale) s.t.
  15. Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ) s.t.
  16. Francis De Greef (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  17. Rafal Majka (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  18. Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  19. Diego Rosa (Androni Giocattoli) s.t.
  20. Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini) s.t.
  21. Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) s.t.
  22. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) s.t.
  23. Danilo Hondo (Radio Shack) s.t.
  24. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-sharp) s.t.
  25. Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) s.t.
  26. Wilco Keldeman (Blanco) s.t.
  27. Robert Gesink (Blanco) s.t.
  28. Rafal Valls (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  29. Thomas Danielson (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  30. Fabio Aru (Astana) s.t.
  31. Darwin Atapuma (Colombia) s.t.
  32. Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha) s.t.
  33. Steven Kruijswijk (Blanco) s.t.
  34. Pieter Weening (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  35. Cayetano Sarmiento (Cannondale) s.t.
  36. Benat Intxausti (Movistar) s.t.
  37. Luca Paolini (Katusha) s.t.
  38. Stefano Locatelli (Bardiani-CSF) s.t.
  39. Anthony Roux (FDJ) s.t.
  40. Miguel Angel Rubiano (Androni Giocattoli) s.t.
  41. Frederik Veuchelen (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  42. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  43. Karsten Kroon (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  44. Franco Pellizotti (androni Giocattoli) s.t.
  45. Tiago Machado (Radio Shack) s.t.
  46. Alessandro Vanotti (Astana) s.t.
  47. Peter Stetina (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  48. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) s.t.
  49. Robert Kiserlovski (Radio Shack) s.t.
  50. Francisco Ventoso (Movistar) s.t.

GC after Stage 5:

  1. mglia rosa Luca Paolini (Katusha) 19hr 56min 39sec
  2. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 17sec
  3. Benat Intcausti (Movistar) @ 26sec
  4. Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) @ 31sec
  5. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp) @ 34sec
  6. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) s.t.
  7. Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha) @ 36sec
  8. Sergio Henao (Sky) @ 37sec
  9. Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini) @ 39sec
  10. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 42sec
  11. Thomas Danielson (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  12. Robert Gesink (Blanco) @ 45sec
  13. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) @ 46sec
  14. Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) @ 52sec
  15. Ivan Santaromita (BMC) @ 54sec
  16. Pieter Weening (Orica-GreenEdge) @ 55sec
  17. Robert Kiserlovski (Radio Shack) @ 1min 0sec
  18. Fabio Aru (Astana) @ 1min 15sec
  19. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 1min 18sec
  20. Steven Kruijkwijk (Blanco) @ 1min 19sec
  21. Michele Scarponi (Lampre-Merida) @ 1min 23sec
  22. Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  23. Rafael Valls (Vacansoleil) @ 1min 25sec
  24. Rafal Majka (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 1min 34sec
  25. Franco Pellizotti (Androni Giocattoli) @ 1min 37sec
  26. Michal Golas (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 1min 39sec
  27. Carlos Alberto Betancur (Ag2r) @ 1min 41sec
  28. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ag2r) s.t.
  29. Steve Morabito (BMC) @ 1min 49sec
  30. Jorge Azanza (Euskaltel) @ 1min 52sec
  31. Danilo Di Luca (Vini Fanitni) 2 2min 15sec
  32. Peter Stetina (Garmin-Sharp) @ 2min 18sec
  33. Wilco Kelderman (Blanco) @ 2min 21sec
  34. Diego Rosa (Androni Giocattoli) @ 2min 24sec
  35. José Rodolfo Serpa (Lampre-Merida) @ 2min 32sec
  36. Daniano Caruso (Cannondale) @ 2min 38sec
  37. Miguel Angel Rubiano (Androni Giocattoli) @ 2min 39sec
  38. Juan Manuel Garate (Blanco) @ 2min 42sec
  39. Evgeni Petrov (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 2min 46sec
  40. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 2min 48sec
  41. Tiago Machado (Radio Shack) @ 2min 53sec
  42. Manuel Francesco Bongiorno (Bardiani-CSF) @ 2min 55sec
  43. Rory Sutherland (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 2min 57sec
  44. Darwin Atapuma (Colombia) @ 2min 59sec
  45. Francis De Greef (Lotto-Belisol) @ 3min 3sec
  46. Cayetano Sarmiento (Cannondale) @ 3min 4sec
  47. Stefano Pirazzo (Bardiani-CSF) @ 3min 5sec
  48. Andres Duarte (Colombia) s.t.
  49. Enrico Battaglin (Bardiani-CSF) @ 3min 7sec
  50. Francis Mourey (FDJ) @ 3min 9sec

Points Competition:

  1. Red Jersey Luca Paolini (Katusha): 35 points
  2. John Degenkolb (Argos-Shimano): 30
  3. Cadel Evans (BMC): 30
  4. Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step): 28
  5. Enrico Battaglin (Bardiani-CSF): 25

Climber's Competition:

  1. Blue Jersey Giovanni Visconti (Movistar): 14 points
  2. Stefano Pirazzi (Bardiani-CSF): 11
  3. Robinson Chalapud (Colombia): 9
  4. Willem Wauters (Vacansoleil): 9
  5. Danilo Di luca (Vini Fantini): 5

Young Rider:

  1. White Jersey Fabio Aru (Astana) 19hr 57min 54sec
  2. Rafal Majka (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 19sec
  3. Carlos Alberto Betancur (Ag2r) @ 26sec
  4. Wilco Kelderman (BLanco) @ 1min 6sec
  5. Diego Rosa (Androni Giocattoli) @ 1min 9sec

Team Classification:

  1. Katusha: 59hr 6min 51sec
  2. Sky 2 24sec
  3. Astana @ 45sec
  4. BMC @ 1min 19sec
  5. Garmin-Sharp @ 1min 48sec

Stage 5 map

Stage 5 map

Stage 5 profile

Stage 5 profile

Photos from stage 5:

Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins talks to Dario Cioni before the start

Luca Paolini and Michele Acquarone

GC leader Luca paolini and Giro boss Michele Acquarone

Ag2r is presented before the start.

Robert Hunter

Robert Hunter

Giovanni Visconti

Climbing leader Giovanni Visconti


Southern Italy in springtime

Riding by castle

Or how about racing by an ancient castle


Katusha riding tempo at the front for Paolini

Mark Cavendish

Mark Cvendish couldn't make it over the Montescaglioso with the front group and wasn't a factor today.

Luke Durbridge

Australian champion Luke Durbridge leads the pack.

Steve Cummings

BMC rider Steve Cummings

Eros Capecchi

Eros Capecchi

robert Hunter

Robert Hunter

Ben Gastauer and stefano Pirazzi

While Ben Gastauer and Stefano Pirazzi were going off the front, Mark Cavendish was being shelled.

Guillaume Bonnafond

Guillaume Bonafond tried to take flyer

Robert Gesink

Robert Gesink

Franco Pellizotti

Italian champion Franco Pellizotti

Enrico Battaglin

Enrico Battaglin

John Degenkolb

John Degenkolb

Luca paolini

Luca Paolini survived the hiulls and crashes to remain the leader.