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Giro d’Italia live in ticker: 5th stage in Messina, next chance for sprinters in Sicily in the live ticker

The 5th stage of the Giro will start at 11:45 and will be decided already around 16:00 because the convoy is heading towards the mainland.

With Lennard Kämna in the mountain jersey and the Spaniard Juan Pablo Lopez in the pink jersey, today two new leaders of the general classification are on the road in the special classifications.In the points classification, the fight between the sprinters and the current leader Mathieu van der Poel will enter a new round.

The route is not easy for sprinters, as the first half of the stage involves an elevation gain of almost 20 kilometers. If there is speed there, that could get some of the fast men in trouble.

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Phase 5: The chase continues

At the head of the field also Groupama-FDJ and Trek-Segafredo. The group keeps track of the group of pursuers around Cavendish with a gap of almost two minutes. 40 kilometers to go.

Sprint star Ewan: Lotto chases the pitch

The Ewan group is 4:30 behind. Meanwhile, the entire team is turned on Ewan and completing an involuntary team time trial.

Giro d’Italia, 5th stage: escape taken

The leading group is 66 kilometers from the finish. Israel-Premieretech and UAE-Emirates are now supporting Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert in the work. Alpecin-Fenix ​​has withdrawn for the time being.

Refreshment area reached – still 65 kilometers

Tagliani returned from the leading group. The other four runners defend themselves tooth and nail, but have no chance against the group that is slowly but surely catching up. But there the unity is over, there is no more speed with more teams.

5th stage of the Giro: Escape reached immediately

The group approaches during the descent. Now there are only 15 seconds to go. A merger is imminent.

Sprinter far behind – 85 kilometers more

At the moment the riders are downhill with 87 kilometers to go. The leading group is just 40 seconds ahead of the field Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert started following. Cavendish has five helpers by his side, but he is over three minutes behind. Caleb Ewan has only two helpers and is already five minutes behind.

Arnaud Démare (GFC) has also lost contact and is nearly two minutes behind the leaders with his sidekick Miles Scottson. Three years ago, Démare managed to win a similar stage.

5th stage of the Giro: ranking from mountain to Masters

Among other things, the ranking of the mountain went to Maestri, who thus obtained 18 points. Bais and Hänninen took the following places. With one point, Kämna was able to extend her lead to 41 points.

Outlier almost in sight

The five fugitives – Jaakko Hänninen (ag2r), Alessandro Tonelli (Bardiani), Mirco Maestri (Eolo) as well as Mattia Bais and Filippo Tagliani (Drone Hopper) – are only 50 seconds ahead on the pitch. The pace will continue there, let’s see how the deficits of the sprinters Ewan, Démare and Cavendish will be the same.

5th stage: Kämna scores on the mountain – 99 kilometers from the end

The mountain ranking is reached and Lennard Kämna gets another point behind the five fugitives. However, his mountain jersey is not in danger today, his advantage is enormous thanks to the success obtained on Etna. There are still almost 100 kilometers left, the descent is now technical but not dangerous.

The next sprinter suffers uphill

Now also captured Arnaud Démare (Groupama), the French sprinter is late. The five fugitives will likely top the mountain rankings before the first big part of the field.

5th stage: Not even Ewan can follow

Caleb Ewan also fell off the pitch, Alpecin’s increased pace bringing the group within 90 seconds of the five fugitives. And there are still a few kilometers to go to the mountain classification.

Alpecin sets the pace – Cavendish struggles

Alpecin is now picking up pace on the pitch and Mathieu van der Poel’s team wants to try and lose some sprinters. Mark Cavendish is already struggling on this long climb. From the ranking of the mountains to the finish line, however, there is still a long way to go: there are about 90 kilometers to go.

All the runners are now in the middle of the Portella Mandrazzi climb, which climbs to an altitude of 1125 meters. Almost 800 meters of altitude to climb, spread over 19.6 kilometers. the average is 4.0% – but there are also passages with a gradient of 9%.

Intermediate sprint completed: 114 kilometers to go

The intermediate sprint is passed, Tagliani wins it in front of Hänninen and Bais. From the field, sixth place for Biniam Girmay. In the points standings, he is now 58 points closer to Mathieu van der Poel (62) and beats Mark Cavendish (53).

5th stage: Ascent of the runners – 109 kilometers to go

All the runners are now in the middle of the Portella Mandrazzi climb, which climbs to an altitude of 1125 meters. Almost 800 meters of altitude to climb, spread over 19.6 kilometers. the average is 4.0% – but there are also passages with a gradient of 9%.

The first special vows are approaching

The route is now in a slow but inexorable climb, the first intermediate sprint is approaching and then climbs to the 2nd category mountain classification on an altitude difference of almost 20 kilometers. Again the gap about five minutes between the field and the five fugitives Jaakko Hänninen (ag2r), Alessandro Tonelli (Bardiani), Mirco Maestri (Eolo) as well as Mattia Bais and Filippo Tagliani (Drone Hopper).

5th stage of the Giro: Feld introduces itself

Quiet race situation, Thomas De Gendt personally brings the escapes a little closer to the field: the Lotto veteran brings the gap to less than four minutes for his captain Caleb Ewan.

The sprinter teams take control – still 142 kilometers

The field is now organized and does not want to give too much advantage to the leading group: the gap is reduced to four minutes, the sprinter teams (Lotto, Groupama, Quick-Step) divide the work.

5th stage of the Giro: the advantage is increasing rapidly

The advantage has now grown to over four minutes, the field is running calmly. You go through undulating terrain, still 155 kilometers to be completed.

Five fugitives determine the 5th stage, still 164 kilometers

In front of a Finn and four Italians: the anomalous values ​​at a glance:
Jaakko Hänninen (ag2r), Alessandro Tonelli (Bardiani), Mirco Maestri (Eolo) sowie Mattia Bais und Filippo Tagliani (Drone Hopper).

5th stage of the Giro: grandstands of the Breakaway group

Now some pilots have successfully walked away and the field allows them to do their thing. A quintet is just breaking away from the group. None of the five leaks are a threat in the overall standings, they are all more than 15 minutes behind.

11:46 am: Start of the 5th stage of the Giro – 174 kilometers to go

The phase is underway, many teams immediately try to place themselves in the runaway group. High speed and lots of action in the front row, over 60 km / h on a slope in the first kilometers of the stage.

Route of the Giro: route and profile of the 5th stage in Messina

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Welcome to the 5th stage of the Giro!

The Giro d’Italia 2022 begins today its 5th stage with a new leader: the Spanish Juan Pablo Lopez won the pink jersey yesterday on Etna. The pink jersey shouldn’t be in danger today, but the fight for the stage win promises to be exciting again. We are there for you from start to finish in the live ticker!

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