Giro 2022: Sprint triumph Démare, López stays in pink

Arnaud Demare - Giro 2022: Sprint triumph Démare, López stays in pinkfoto: Cor VosArnaud Démare sprints to victory in the streets of Messina, while Juan Pedro López stays in the overall race lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 5th stage 2022 Giro

1. Arnaud Démare (fra)
2. Fernando Gaviria (col) s.t.
3. Giacomo Nizzolo (ita) s.t.
4. Davide Ballerini (ita) s.t.
5. Biniam Girmay (eri) s.t.
6. Phil Bauhaus (ger) s.t.
7. Alberto Dainese (ita) s.t.
8. Natnael Tesfatsion (eri) s.t.
9. Edward Theuns (bel) s.t.
10. Simone Consonni (ita) s.t.

GC after stage 5
1. Juan Pedro López (spa)
2. Lennard Kämna (ger) + 0.39
3. Rein Taaramäe (est) + 0.58
4. Simon Yates (gbr) + 1.42
5. Mauri Vensevenant (bel) + 1.47
6. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 1.55
7. João Almeida (por) + 1.58
8. Pello Bilbao (spa) + 2.00
9. Richie Porte (aus) + 2.04
10. Romain Bardet (fra) + 2.06

11. Richard Carapaz (ecu) s.t.
12. Mikel Landa (spa) + 2.15
13. Thymen Arensman (nld) s.t.
14. Jai Hindley (aus) + 2.16
16. Hugh Carthy (gbr) + 2.20
19. Giulio Ciccone (ita) + 2.32
21. Emanuel Buchmann (ger) + 2.39
22. Iván Sosa (spa) + 3.05

Race report
Jaakko Hänninen, Mirco Maestri, Alessandro Tonelli, Mattia Bais and Filippo Tagliani jump clear early on. The five open up a 4 minutes gap.

The gap falls to 1 minute on the Portella Mandrazzi. Arnaud Démare, Mark Cavendish and Caleb Ewan can’t follow the pace in the peloton. The Frenchman reaches the summit 1.20 minutes after the peloton, while Cav is 3 minutes in arrears. Ewan’s chances to make it back are slim as he is 5 minutes behind.

Démare rejoins the bunch on descent. The peloton keeps on pushing and catches the lead group with 66 kilometres remaining.

While Cav and Ewan sit up and stop the chase, Almeida gains a time bonues of 2 seconds in the second intermediate sprint.

Démare powers to victory in the ensuing sprint. The Frenchman outguns Gaviria and Nizzolo.

López finishes safely in the bunch to extend his overall race lead.

Another interesting read: route 5th stage 2022 Giro d’Italia.

Giro d’Italia 2022 stage 5: routes, profiles, more

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