Wednesday, May 8, 2013
2013 Giro d'Italia, Stage 5 Results
DEGENKOLB WINS A CRASH AFFECTED STAGE IN MATERA, PAOLINI SECURES A THIRD DAY IN THE MAGLIA ROSA
The German sprinter John Degenkolb (Team Argos Shimano) made it past a crash on the next to last turn to win stage 5 in Matera which saw a deluge earlier in the day with water running through the streets like rivers. Second was Angel Vicioso (Katusha), and third, another German rider, Paul Martens (Blanco Pro Cycling). Luca Paolini (Katusha) finished safely and defended his Maglia Rosa.
After the stage, Degenkolb spoke to the press about the crash: "I was just behind the crash. It was pretty slippery and wet. They went a bit too fast into the second-last corner, and luckily there was a small gap behind them, so that I could still brake and get around the crash. I was out of my pedals, so I put my feet back in the pedals and accelerated. The Bardiani rider (Marco Canola) made the corner and was first to get away. I looked around and realized it was everything or nothing. I knew I had to give it everything. My sprint lasted 1km. It was really hard, I really suffered, and my lactate must have been at 35 in the end!"
Luca Paolini (Katusha), Maglia Rosa, about the crash: "I was well positioned with a teammate [Angel Vicioso, 2nd today] who wanted to sprint. I was there to help him and get a good placing myself. Logically, the riders who wanted to get round the corner first took a few risks. I saw the fall, and luckily, I landed on my feet."
Stage 5 highlights :
Top 10 Stage 5:
1 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 4:37:48
2 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha
3 Paul Martens (Ger) Blanco Pro Cycling Team
4 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling
5 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
6 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia
7 Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team
8 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge
9 Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
10 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team
Top 20 GC (+ Scarponi):
1 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha 19:56:39
2 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:00:17
3 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:26
4 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:31
5 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp 0:00:34
6 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling
7 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha 0:00:36
8 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 0:00:37
9 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:00:39
10 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:42
11 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp
12 Robert Gesink (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:00:45
13 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha 0:00:46
14 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team 0:00:52
15 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:00:54
16 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:55
17 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard 0:01:00
18 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:01:15
19 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:18
20 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:01:19
21 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:01:23
Tomorrow: 169 km, Mola di Bari to Margherita di Savoia, mostly along the Adriatic coast as the Giro begins to head north. Favorites for this stage: Cavendish, Degenkolb, Goss, Ferrari, Bennati, Modolo, Viviani and Bouhanni.
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