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Giro d'Italia 2013 - Stage 5 Report, Results & Video
 
By Mark Sharon
Date: 5/8/2013
Giro d'Italia 2013 - Stage 5 Report, Results & Video
 
Giro 2013


Giro d'Italia 2013 - Stage 5: Cosenza to Matera, 203km: John Degenkolb avoids last kilometre pile-up to win stage.

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When a crash with just one kilometre to race left the peloton in disarray and reduced the number of riders left to contest the finish to a dozen or so it was John Degenkolb (Argos Shimano) who was lucky to be the one. He could easily have been a back marker or one the tarmac himself as it was one of his teammates providing leadout that was the first to skid on road markings coming out of a nasty left hand bend. Angel Vicioso (Katusha) took a second with Paul Maertens (Blanco) third and Sergio Henao (Sky) took fourth.

The main culprit in the crash was the rain which had fallen steadily throughout the day. While it had abated the road hadn't quite dried out and the large areas of white paint were still treacherous. An immediate beneficiary of the crash was Marco Canola (Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox) who found himself with a a massive headstart but a day working in the service of his sprinter teammates saw the energy drain away on the last half kilomtre slight uphill drag.

Giro Stage 5

Stage 5 © Gazetta dello Sport

The main part of the day was again dominated by a moderate sized break, this time with six men, Stefano Pirazzi((Bardiani Valvole), (Alan Marangoni (Cannondale), Rafael Andriato (Vini Fantini), Ricardo Mestre (Euskaltel), Brian Bulgac (Lotto Belisol) and Tomas Gil (Androni Giocattoli) who at one point enjoyed a lead of nine minutes. The break though was as is mostly the case doomed and was eventually enveloped at 20km to go.

The race looked a perfect sprinters finish, that is of you got over a couple of last stage hills. Neither looked particularly threatening, the 4th Cat. 309m Montescalioso, and the climb to the finish in Matera, but coming at the end of three 200km plus stages they did a lot of damage to the sprinters, particularly Mark Cavendish and Matthew Goss who found themselves touring to the finish in a 'happy bunch'. Up ahead the pace was hotting up with Pirazzi revealing why he dropped out of the break first when he attacked to take the maximum points on the 4th Cat.

While Pirazzi once more dropped away, Ben Gastauer of Ag2R-La Mondiale who had followed the Italian continued at a pace on the descent. He was joined by one of Euskaltel's new breed of non-Basque rider, Robert Vrecer of Slovenia. Lars Bak (Lotto Belisol) makes it three and for a while it looking optimiatic for the trio. Behind them Bardiaini is driving hard. It has two aces to play Enrico Battaglin and Sacha Modolo. Theire efforts nullify the break with around 9km to go.

Matteo Rabottini ( Vini Fantini) makes one of the last attacks, then the peloton, or what remains of it after a large number decide to amble to the finish a la Cavendish and Co., piles on the pressure. Hubert Dupont Ag2R has a go but just can't keep it going. A bunch sprint looks inevitable but then the crash splinters the peloton instantly.

Fortunately for those caught in the wrong place the crash took place within three kilometres and the impact on GC of the day's events are minimal. Luca Paolini (Katusha) remains in pink, while Rigoberto Uran (Sky) stays in second despite almost being dropped after a mechanical in the closing kilometres. Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Movistar) is in third spot. Bradley Wiggins was initially shown as slipping out of the top ten but has been confirmed as still in sixth place.

Sky is the subject of mounting gossip with speculation that Uran and Sergio Henao might not be as committed as first thought to supporting Wiggins and have decided to ride for themselves.

Tomorrows stage 6 is a easy 169km from Mola di Bari to Margherita di Savoia. The finish involves two circuits of the town centre.


Stage Results - Top 50

1 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 4:37:48
2 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha  
3 Paul Martens (Ger) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
4 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling  
5 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
6 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia  
7 Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
8 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge  
9 Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
10 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
11 Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
12 Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
13 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli  
14 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
15 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ  
16 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
17 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
18 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida  
19 Diego Rosa (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
20 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia  
21 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
22 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha  
23 Danilo Hondo (Ger) RadioShack Leopard  
24 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp  
25 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team  
26 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
27 Robert Gesink (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
28 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
29 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
30 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
31 Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia  
32 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha  
33 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
34 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge  
35 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
36 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
37 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha  
38 Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
39 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ  
40 Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli  
41 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
42 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
43 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
44 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
45 Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack Leopard  
46 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
47 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
48 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
49 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard  
50 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team  

General Classification

1 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha 19:56:39  
2 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:00:17  
3 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:26  
4 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:31  
5 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp 0:00:34  
6 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling    
7 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha 0:00:36  
8 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 0:00:37  
9 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:00:39  
10 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:42  
11 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
12 Robert Gesink (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:00:45  
13 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha 0:00:46  
14 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team 0:00:52  
15 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:00:54  
16 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:55  
17 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard 0:01:00  
18 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:01:15  
19 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:18  
20 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:01:19  
21 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:01:23  
22 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida    
23 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:25  
24 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:01:34  
25 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:01:37  
26 Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:01:39  
27 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:41  
28 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
29 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:01:49  
30 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:52  
31 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:02:15  
32 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:02:18  
33 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:02:21  
34 Diego Rosa (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:02:24  
35 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida 0:02:32  
36 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:02:38  
37 Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli 0:02:39  
38 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:02:42  
39 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:02:46  
40 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ 0:02:48  
41 Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack Leopard 0:02:53  
42 Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 0:02:55  
43 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:02:57  
44 Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia 0:02:59  
45 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:03:03  
46 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:03:04  
47 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 0:03:06  
48 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia    
49 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 0:03:07  
50 Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ 0:03:09  




Race Route for 2013

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Giro 2013 Route © Gazetta dello Sport

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