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Fernando Gaviria sprints to stage five victory at Giro d’Italia

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Fernando Gaviria

Fernando Gaviria claimed a bunch sprint finish in Messina to claim his second stage win of this year’s Giro d’Italia, as all the main GC contenders finished safely in the peloton.

Gaviria, who won his first ever Grand Tour stage on Sunday in Sardinia, edged out Italy’s Jakub Mareczko at the end of the undulating 159-kilometer (99-mile) route from Pedara to Messina, the hometown of 2013 and 2016 Giro winner, Vincenzo Nibali.

Mareczko came back from a long way out, storming down the left side of the road to pip Irish rider Sam Bennett, who finished third.

“I’m happy with these two victories. My legs responded as I wanted,” the 22-year-old Gaviria said. “This win isn’t only mine, it belongs to all the people who support me, to my family who are here.”

There was an incredible moment when Luka Pibernik thought he had won the stage and raised his hands in celebration as he crossed the line, forgetting there was another 6.2km lap.

Jungels maintained his six-second advantage over Geraint Thomas. Adam Yates remained four seconds further back, with most of the overall favorites.


Giro d’Italia 2017 – stage 5 results (Pedara – Messina):

1 Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) 3:40:11
2 Jakub Mareczko (Wilier Triestina)

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3 Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe)

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4 André Greipel (Lotto Soudal)

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5 Phil Bauhaus (Team Sunweb)

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6 Kristian Sbaragli (Dimension Data)

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7 Ryan Gibbons (Dimension Data)

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8 Roberto Ferrari (UAE Team Emirates)

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9 Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo)

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10 Enrico Battaglin (LottoNl-Jumbo)

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11 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Katusha-Alpecin)

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12 Aleksei Tsatevich (Gazprom – Rusvelo)

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13 Adam Yates (Orica-Scott)

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14 Jan Tratnik (CCC Sprandi Polkowice)

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15 Matteo Montaguti (AG2R)

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16 Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R)

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17 Salvatore Puccio (Team Sky)

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18 Georg Preidler (Team Sunweb)

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19 Mirco Maestri (Bardiani CSF)

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20 Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)

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General classification after stage 5:

1 Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)

23:22:07

2 Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)

+06”

3 Adam Yates (Orica-Scott)

+10”

4 Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R)

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5 Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)

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6 Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)

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7 Nairo Quintana (Movistar)

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8 Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)

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9 Tejay Van Garderen (BMC)

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10 Andrey Amador (Movistar)

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11 Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)

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12 Mikel Landa (Team Sky)

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13 Davide Formolo (Cannondale-Drapac)

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14 Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin)

+14”

15 Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNl-Jumbo)

+23”

16 Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb)

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17 Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates)

+46”

18 Tanel Kangert (Astana)

+54”

19 Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates)

+58”

20 Simone Petilli (UAE Team Emirates)

+01’14”