Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Giro, Stage 5: Climbing Through Town

It is unlikely that the break will succeed againg today.  With the second half of the stage almost pan flat, the sprinters are going to want to have their day.  That didn't stop the pair of Maciej Paterski (CCC Sprandi Polkowice) and Evgeny Shalunov (Gazprom-Rusvelo) from going out front of the peloton.  They did manage to get upwards of four minutes on the peloton before those behind began the chase.  This is the second time that Shalunov has been in a break, and I believe at least one of his teammates have been in every break away thus far in the 100th Giro d'Italia.

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