Ganna's new exhibit

The Italian achieved his second victory at the Giro. Almeida increased his income as leader with four bonus seconds and Bilbao placed second.


It was clear that the ascent to Valico di Montescuro was going to decide the fifth stage of the Giro, so Movistar faced it with two men: Héctor Carretero forced the escape, Einer Rubio jumped from the group of favorites at the wheel of Thomas de Gendt . Ineos also had two riders on the break, Filippo Ganna and Salvatore Puccio. As happened on the Tour after Egan Bernal left, the British team got down to work to amend the retirement of Geraint Thomas. The experience of De Gendt, the spark of Rubio or giving accounts of numerical superiorities did not matter. Ganna, with an effort and a rhythmic climb, melted Rubio and De Gendt, held the pulse of the hopefuls for the general classification and celebrated his second victory in the round.

The 24-year-old Piedmontese, time trial world champion, four times rainbows on the track in individual pursuit, won in the opening clock and wore pink to Etna. He has started a plethora of Giro, with two targets in five days. One, in his specialty. The other, with a display of courage and watts. The leadership was defended with solvency by Joao Almeida, third in Camigliatello Silano, which meant four more seconds of bonus over his rivals. Patrick Konrad won the consolation sprint. As Jonathan Caicedo took off, Pello Bilbao placed second in the standings, 43 seconds behind Almeida. Among the title candidates there were no more moves than two timid uphill sprints from Fuglsang and Pozzovivo and another downhill from Vincenzo Nibali.

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