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2012 Giro D'Italia: Stage 5

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Stage 5, Thursday, May 10: Modena - Fano, 199 km

Stage 5 finish

The Race: It seemed like we would have a trouble-free stage until there was a crash with about 35 km to go, taking, again, Taylor Phinney to the ground. Getting back on meant closing the gap to a peloton that was zooming up the Gabice Monte ascent. Liquigas kept things really hot during both the climb and descent. Getting back on was beyond Phinney's ability and he finished more than 12 minutes down. Sky finally got all the pieces of its leadout train working properly. They gave Mark Cavendish a perfect leadout and no one was going to beat him today.

Results :

  1. Mark Cavendish (Sky) 4hr 43min 15sec
  2. Matthew Harley Goss (GreenEdge) s.t.
  3. Daniele Bennati s.t.
  4. Robert Hunter (Garmin-Barracuda) s.t.
  5. Sacha Modolo (Colnago-CSF) s.t.
  6. Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) s.t.
  7. Elia Favilli (Farnese Vini) s.t.
  8. Manuel Belletti (Ag2r) s.t.
  9. Arnaud Demare (FDJ-Big Mat) s.t.
  10. Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Saxo) s.t.
  11. Damiano Caruso (Liquigas) s.t.
  12. Mickael Delage (FDJ-Big Mat) s.t.
  13. Nikolas Maes (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  14. Mark Renshaw (Rabobank) s.t.
  15. Giacomo Nizzolo (Radio Shack-Nissan) s.t.
  16. Miguel Angel Rubiano (Androni Giocattoli) s.t.
  17. Geraint Thomas (Sky) s.t.
  18. Luke Roberts (Saxo) @ 5sec
  19. Jan Bakelants (Radio Shack-Nissan) s.t.
  20. Cesare Benedetti (NetApp) s.t.
  21. Geoffrey Soupe (FDJ-Big Mat) s.t.
  22. Nelson Oliveira (Radio Shack-Nissan) s.t.
  23. Oscar Gatto (Farnese Vini) s.t.
  24. Andreas Dietziker (NetApp) s.t.
  25. Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Barracuda) s.t.
  26. Gaetan Bille (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  27. Marzio Bruseghin (Movistar) s.t.
  28. Tanel Kangert (Astana) s.t.
  29. José Herrada (Movistar) s.t.
  30. Danilo Wyss (BMC) s.t.
  31. Francisco Ventoso (Movistar) s.t.
  32. Peter Kennaugh (Sky) s.t.
  33. Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  34. Alessandro Ballan (BMC) s.t.
  35. Matthias Brandle (NetApp) s.t.
  36. Fumiyuki Beppu (GreenEdge) s.t.
  37. Sergio Pardilla (Movistar) s.t.
  38. Brett Lancaster (GreenEdge) s.t.
  39. Gatis Smukulis (Katusha) s.t.
  40. Anders Lund (Saxo) s.t.
  41. Guillaume Bonnafond (Ag2r) s.t.
  42. Fabio Felline (Androni Giocattoli) s.t.
  43. Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  44. Pablo Lastras (Movistar) s.t.
  45. Emanuele Sella (Androni Giocattoli) s.t.
  46. Volodymir Gustov (Saxo) s.t.
  47. Roman Kreuziger (Astana) s.t.
  48. Dario Cataldo (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  49. Gregor Gazvoda (Ag2r) s.t.
  50. Bartosz Huzarski (NetApp) s.t.
  51. Taylor Phinney (BMC) @ 12min 2sec

GC after Stage 5:

  1. Pink Jersey Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Barracuda) 14hr 45min 13sec
  2. Robert Hunter (Garmin-Barracuda) @ 5sec
  3. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) @ 11sec
  4. Matthew Harley Goss (GreenEdge) @ 13sec
  5. Mark Cavendish (Sky) @ 14sec
  6. Geraint Thomas (Sky) @ 16sec
  7. Manuele Boaro (Saxo) @ 19sec
  8. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Barracuda) @ 26sec
  9. Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) @ 30sec
  10. Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) s.t.
  11. Brett Lancaster (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  12. Peter Stetina (Garmin-Barracuda) @ 31sec
  13. Daniel Moreno (Katusha) @ 33sec
  14. Enrico Gasparotto (Astana) s.t.
  15. Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 35sec
  16. Jesse Sergent (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 36sec
  17. Nelson Oliveira (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 37sec
  18. Dario Cataldo (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  19. Giacomo Nizzolo (Radio Shack-Nissan) s.t.
  20. Marco Pinotti (BMC) s.t.
  21. Maciej Bodnar (Liquigas) s.t.
  22. Angel Vicioso (Katusha) @ 38sec
  23. Roman Kreuziger (Astana) @ 40sec
  24. Tanel Kangert (Astana) s.t.
  25. Luke Roberts (Saxo) @ 41sec
  26. Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas) @ 42sec
  27. Gatis Smukulis (Katusha) @ 45sec
  28. Daniele Bennati (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 46sec
  29. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 47sec
  30. Pavel Brutt (Katusha) s.t.
  31. Martin Velits (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  32. Adriano Malori (Lampre) @ 49sec
  33. Juan Antonio Flecha (Sky) s.t.
  34. Daryl Impey (GreenEdge) @ 50sec
  35. Damiano Caruso (Liquigas) s.t.
  36. Paolo Tiralongo (astana) @ 51sec
  37. Jan Bakelants (Radio shack-Nissan) s.t.
  38. Alessandro Ballan (BMC) @ 52sec
  39. Thomas Rohregger (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 53sec
  40. Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) @ 55sec
  41. Valerio Agnoli (Liquigas) @ 56sec
  42. Benat Intxausti (Movistar) s.t.
  43. Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Saxo) @ 56sec
  44. Eros Capecchi (Liquigas) @ 57sec
  45. Marzio Bruseghin (Movistar) s.t.
  46. Matteo Tosatto (Saxo) s.t.
  47. Jens Keukeleire (GreenEdge) s.t.
  48. Michal Golas (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 58sec
  49. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) s.t.
  50. Christian Meier (GreenEdge) s.t.
  51. Taylor Phinney (BMC) @ 12min 10sec

Points Competition

  1. Red jersey Matthew Harley Goss (GreenEdge): 65 points
  2. Mark Cavendish (Sky): 53
  3. Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Barracuda): 30
  4. Geraint Thomas (Sky): 26
  5. Taylor Phinney (BMC): 25

Climbers' Competition

  1. Blue Jersey Alfredo Balloni (Farnese Vini): 6 points
  2. Pier paolo De Negri (Farnese Vini): 3
  3. Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Barracuda): 2
  4. Miguel Angel Rubiano (Androni Giocattoli): 2
  5. Brian Bulgac (Lotto-Belisol): 2

Young Rider

  1. White jersey Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Barracuda) 14hr 45min 13sec
  2. Manuele Noaro (Saxo) @ 19sec
  3. Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) @ 30sec
  4. Peter Stetina (Garmin-Barracuda) @ 31sec
  5. Michal Kwiatkwowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 35sec

Stage 5 map and profile:

Stage 5 map

Stage 5 map

Stage 5 profile

Stage 5 profile

Photos from stage 5:

Gazzetta truck

The publicity caravan is coming...


Festina truck

From the publicity caravan. Sorry I don't have one of the car that looks like a giant fly.

Haribo truck

Still no giant flies.

Day's break

The day's break: Olivier Kaisen, Brian Bulgac, Pier Paolo de Negri and Alessandro de Marchi


Another shot of the break


Doesn't quite look like the official feed zone


Racing across the flat Emilian plain

Ramunas Navardauskas

Maglia Rosa Navarauskas was able to stay out of trouble.


Overhead shot of the peloton

Roberto Ferrari

Roberto Ferrari has said he was going to make a public apoligy for causing the stage 3 crash, but so far I am not aware of any signs of remorse.

Cavendish on the podium with his daughter

Ramunas Navardauskas

Ramunas Navardauskas gets to spend another day in pink.