Giro 2020: Solo victory Ganna, Almeida retains pink

Filippo Ganna wins the long and exhausting 5th stage in the Giro from the breakaway. Patrick Konrad sprints to second place ahead of maglia rosa João Almeida, who extends the overall lead with a time bonus. Moreover, runner-up Jonathan Caicedo drops back in the GC. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 5th stage Giro d’Italia 2020

1. Filippo Ganna (ita)
2. Patrick Konrad (aut) + 0.34
3. João Almeida (por) s.t.
4. Wilco Kelderman (nld) s.t.
5. Lucas Hamilton (aus) s.t.
6. Jai Hindley (aus) s.t.
7. Harm Vanhoucke (bel) s.t.
8. Pello Bilbao (spa) s.t.
9. Jakob Fuglsang (den) s.t.
10. Fausto Masnada (ita) s.t.

GC after stage 5
1. João Almeida (por)
2. Pello Bilbao (spa) + 0.43
3. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 0.48
4. Harm Vanhoucke (bel) + 0.59
5. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 1.01
6. Domenico Pozzovivo (ita) + 1.05
7. Jakob Fuglsang (den) + 1.19
8. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 1.21
9. Patrick Konrad (aut) + 1.26
10. Rafal Majka (pol) + 1.32

21. Simon Yates (gbr) + 3.52

Race report
Attacks are flying form the start, but it takes an hour of racing for the breakaway to establish itself. Ganna, Puccio, Tratnik and Hagen open a gap before Conti, Carrettero, Zardini and Restrepo bridges across. The eight open up a gap of 5 minutes.

The lead group enters the last ascent 3 minutes ahead of the main group. Restrepo and Hagen can’t follow the pace.

De Gendt and Rubio go after the leaders, while Conti and Puccio drop back on the steepest ramps halfway up the climb. Caicedo and McNulty lose contact in the peloton.

Roughly 8 kilometres before the top Carretero goes alone, but De Gendt catches him with Rubio, Ganna and Zardini in his wheel.

De Gendt, Rubio and Ganna forge on together before the World Champion time trialing goes solo with 5 kilometres to climb. The other attackers are reeled in by the peloton, while Ganna reaches the crest with a 1 minute lead.

Although the lead is halved in the descent Ganna celebrates an impressive victory in Camigliatello Silano.

Konrad outsprints Almeida for second place and the maglia rosa extends his lead to the new runner-up, Pello Bilbao, to 43 seconds. Kelderman moves up to third place.

Another interesting read: route 5th stage 2020 Giro d’Italia.

Giro d’Italia 2020 stage 5: routes, profiles, more

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