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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):

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

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3Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe)

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4André Greipel (Lotto Soudal)

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5Phil Bauhaus (Team Sunweb)

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6Kristian Sbaragli (Dimension Data)

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7Ryan Gibbons (Dimension Data)

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8Roberto Ferrari (UAE Team Emirates)

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9Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo)

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10Enrico Battaglin (LottoNl-Jumbo)

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11Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Katusha-Alpecin)

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12Aleksei Tsatevich (Gazprom – Rusvelo)

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13Adam Yates (Orica-Scott)

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14Jan Tratnik (CCC Sprandi Polkowice)

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15Matteo Montaguti (AG2R)

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16Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R)

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17Salvatore Puccio (Team Sky)

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18Georg Preidler (Team Sunweb)

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19Mirco Maestri (Bardiani CSF)

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20Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)

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General classification after stage 5:

1Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)

23:22:07

2Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)

+06”

3Adam Yates (Orica-Scott)

+10”

4Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R)

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5Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)

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6Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)

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7Nairo Quintana (Movistar)

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8Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)

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9Tejay Van Garderen (BMC)

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10Andrey Amador (Movistar)

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11Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)

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12Mikel Landa (Team Sky)

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13Davide Formolo (Cannondale-Drapac)

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14Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin)

+14”

15Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNl-Jumbo)

+23”

16Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb)

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17Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates)

+46”

18Tanel Kangert (Astana)

+54”

19Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates)

+58”

20Simone Petilli (UAE Team Emirates)

+01’14”