CAMIGLIATELLO SILANO (Italy): Italian Filippo Ganna gave his Ineos-Grenadiers group one thing to cheer about on the Giro d’Italia when he claimed the fifth stage, a 225-km trek from Mileto on Wednesday.
The time trial world champion rode away from a bunch of three breakaway riders within the category-one ascent to Montescuro to win his second stage of this yr’s version after taking the opening time trial.
The 24-year-old, whose earlier six wins all got here in time trials, crossed the road 34 seconds forward of a bunch of general contenders, in response to provisional timings.
His group mate got here to congratulate him someday after their group chief and pre-race favorite Geraint Thomas was compelled to desert following a crash within the impartial zone within the third stage.
Austrian Patrick Konrad got here second, and Portugal’s Joao Almeida took third place to retain the general chief’s Maglia Rosa.



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