Giro d’Italia 2019: Stage 5 – Ackermann doubles up

On a finishing stretch rendered treacherous with torrential rain, Pascal Ackermann (BORA-hansgrohe) surfed the spray of Fernando Gaviria‘s (UAE Emirates) wheel, the latter his unwitting poisson-pilote, allowing Ackermann to smoke everyone to land his second victory in stage 5 of the 2019 Giro d’Italia. Gaviria was (a very close) runner-up with a distant Arnaud Demare (Groupama – FDJ) rounding out the podium. There were no changes on GC as all the contenders crossed the line safely together after their race had been neutralised. Race leader Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) has added a pink “waterproof” jacket to his rosy coloured swag.

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Giro d’Italia 2019: Stage 4 – Carapaz wins crash-marred finale

Richard Carapaz (Movistar) took a flyer from a handful of riders on Stage 4 of the 2019 Giro d’Italia and no one could catch him, not even a fast-closing Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) who finished runner-up. Diego Ulissi, whose two UAE Emirates teammates had shredded the leading group that had profited from a pile-up in the peloton, rounded out the podium. Race leader Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) was the only GC rider in that leading group and he put further time (16 secs) into his rivals. This leaves him still looking pretty in pink jersey, socks, helmet and bar tape.

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Giro Tweets of the Week : Trash talk, relegations and a heartfelt farewell

It was the opening stages of the 2019 Giro d’Italia and the Twitterstream turned pink. We had time trials, trash talk, sprint relegations, duelling roommates, Peter Sagan‘s new hair, a sewing Cancellara and oh so much more! This baby is PACKED TO THE GILLS!

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