Giro d’Italia 2016 Stage 5: Greipel wins uphill sprint, Dumoulin retains GC lead

Stage 5 totals 233 kilometres. mostly on rolling roads. The course between Praia a Mare and Benevento is fast men's territory culminating in a slightly uphill and cobbled last kilometre. André Greipel is strongest, besting Arnaud Démare with a few bike lengths. Tom Dumoulin is still in the GC lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 5th stage Giro d’Italia

1. André Greipel (ger)
2. Arnaud Démare (fra) s.t.
3. Sonny Colbrelli (ita) s.t.
4. Bob Jungels (lux) s.t.
5. Moreno Hofland (nld) s.t.
6. Manuel Belletti (ita) s.t.
7. Rick Zabel (ger) s.t.
8. Georg Preidler (ger) s.t.
9. Caleb Ewan (aus) s.t.
10. Alexey Tsatevitch (rus) s.t.

13. Alejandro Valverde (spa) s.t.
17. Mikel Landa (spa) + 0.04
19. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) s.t.
21. Rafal Majka (pol) s.t.
25. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) s.t.
26. Esteban Chaves (col) s.t.
28. Tom Dumoulin (nld) s.t.
32. Rigoberto Uran (col) s.t.

GC after stage 5
1. Tom Dumoulin (nld)
2. Bob Jungels (lux) + 0.16
3. Diego Ulissi (ita) + 0.20
4. Georg Preidler (aut) s.t.
5. Steven Kruijwsijk (nld) + 0.24
6. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 0.26
7. Alejandro Valverde (spa) + 0.27
8. Ilnur Zakarin (rus) + 0.35
9. Jakob Fuglsang (den) s.t.
10. Nicolas Roche (irl) + 0.37

11. Esteban Chaves (col) s.t.
12. Rigoberto Uran (col) + 0.40
13. Rafal Majka (pol) + 0.45
16. Mikel Landa (spa) + 0.47

Race report
An easy start and no escapes until the foot of the Fortino. At the climb Nippo-Vini Fantini sets the pace and deliver their leader Damiano Cunego in a good position to be the first to crest. The former Giro-winner thus cements his KOM-lead.

In the drop Daniel Oss, Pavel Brutt, Amets Txurruka and Aleksander Foliforov get clear. In a wink of an eye they are 7 minutes adrift.

With 7 kms left the leaders are reeled in. At the first passage at the line Marcel Kittel has bene dropped.

Read about today’s route and check the favourites to win the stage.

Giro 2016 stage 5: Route maps, height profiles, etc.

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Andre Greipel

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