Giro 2019 Favourites stage 5: Back to the fast men

The 5th stage of the Giro rolls out the pink carpet for the fast men. Who'll come out on top, Ewan, Viviani, Gaviria, or are we up for a surprise? (Slideshow route/profile)

The Giro’s 5th stage is predominantly flat and the finish is on the Tyrrhenian coast. A modest climb inside the last 50 kilometres is unlikely to put a spoke in the wheel of the sprinters, so a bunch sprint is next to inevitable in Terracina.

The finale is played out on a 9.2 kilometres circuit with wide roads. The home straight is 1,500 metres long and sits on 7.5 metres wide tarmac. A perfect sprint finish.

German champion Ackermann won this Giro’s first sprint ahead of Viviani and Ewan, while Gaviria won the 3rd stage after Viviani’s relegation.

Favourites 5th stage 2019 Giro d’Italia
*** Elia Viviani, Caleb Ewan, Pascal Ackermann
** Fernando Gaviria, Arnaud Démare, Matteo Moschetti
* Sacha Modolo, Giacomo Nizzolo, Ryan Gibbons

Check out the route of stage 5.

Giro d’Italia 2019 stage 5: profiles, finish

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