Giro 2019: Ackermann outguns Gaviria, Roglic still leader

Pascal Ackermann sprints to victory in the rain-soaked 5th stage of the Giro d'Italia. The German outguns Fernando Gaviria, while 2017 winner Tom Dumoulin abandons the race. Primoz Roglic is still wearing the maglia rosa. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 5th stage Giro d’Italia 2019

1. Pascal Ackermann (ger)
2. Fernando Gaviria (col) s.t.
3. Arnaud Démare (fra) s.t.
4. Caleb Ewan (aus) s.t.
5. Matteo Moschetti (ita) s.t.
6. Ryan Gibbons (rsa) s.t.
7. Paolo Simion (ita) s.t.
8. Jenthe Biermans (bel) s.t.
9. Giovanni Lonardi (ita) s.t.
10. Manuel Belletti (ita) s.t.

GC after stage 5
1. Primoz Roglic (slo)
2. Simon Yates (gbr) + 0.35
3. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 0.39
4. Miguel Ángel López (col) + 0.44
5. Diego Ulissi (ita) s.t.
6. Rafal Majka (pol) + 0.49
7. Bauke Mollema (nld) + 0.55
8. Damiano Caruso (ita) + 0.56
9. Bob Jungels (lux) + 1.02
10. Davide Formolo (ita) + 1.06

16. Richard Carapaz (ecu) + 1.21
17. Pavel Sivakov (rus) + 1.24
18. Ilnur Zakarin (rus) + 1.36
22. Mikel Landa (spa) + 1.49

Race report
Straight from the gun Flórez, Barbin, Orsini, Santaromita, Hamilton and KOM leader Ciccone jump clear, while Tom Dumoulin stops his efforts in the first kilometre after his crash yesterday. A little later Ciccone drops back into the peloton before the other five carve out a gap of more than 2 minutes.

Louis Vervaeke heads out alone with 55 kilometres remaining before he brought back with 23 kilometres remaining.

The ensuing bunch sprint boils down to a Gaviria-Ackermann clash. The Colombian kicks early but the German overhauls him on the line.

Primoz Roglic holds the maglia rosa.

Another interesting read: route 5th stage 2019 Giro d’Italia.

Giro d’Italia 2019 stage 5: routes, profiles, more

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Pascal Ackermann

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