I came to the realization today that we are at the end of the first week of October, and the Giro d’Italia has only just begun. Why it took me until Stage 5 to reach this level of consciousness, I do not know. While odd, today’s wet, misty stage provided an exemplary level of spookiness that fits this month oh so well. Proving to be INEOS Grenadiers’ top rider this season, Filippo Ganna asserted himself as best of the breakaway and soloed to his second stage in five days. The general classification remains largely unchanged after race leader João Almeida finished with the favourites and snagged four bonus seconds at the line.