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15 May 2019

Ackermann wins Stage 5 of the Giro d’Italia, Roglic retains the Maglia Rosa

The German rider Pascal Ackermann (Bora – Hansgrohe) won Stage 5 of the 102nd Giro d’Italia, 140km from Frascati to Terracina. Fernando Gaviria Rendon (UAE Team Emirates) and Arnaud Demare (Groupama – FDJ) finished second and third, respectively.

Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo – Visma) retains the Maglia Rosa of leader of the General Classification.

Given the weather conditions, the race organisation, in agreement with the jury of commissaries, decided that final times were taken on the first passage of the finish line in Terracina. Points and time bonuses were awarded at the stage finish.

FINAL RESULT
1 – Pascal Ackermann (Bora – Hansgrohe) – 140km in 3h15’44”, average speed 40.095km/h
2 – Fernando Gaviria Rendon (UAE Team Emirates) s.t.
3 – Arnaud Demare (Groupama – FDJ) s.t.

JERSEYS

  • Maglia Rosa (pink), general classification leader, sponsored by EnelPrimoz Roglic (Team Jumbo – Visma)
  • Maglia Ciclamino (cyclamen), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by SegafredoPascal Ackermann (Bora – Hansgrohe)
  • Maglia Azzurra (blue), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Banca MediolanumGiulio Ciccone (Trek – Segafredo)
  • Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by EurospinMiguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team)

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo – Visma)
2 – Simon Yates (Mitchelton – Scott) at 35″
3 – Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain – Merida) at 39″

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner Pascal Ackermann said: “It was a two-time sprint today. I had to brake at 250 metres to go but luckily Gaviria became the perfect lead out man for me. I had a lot of power in the end. I’m just happy about today. It was scary all day under the rain. I was happy to get the cyclamen jersey back yesterday. I hope to continue winning in these colours.

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