17th Fantagiro – Stage 5

Hello everybody and welcome back to the fantastic stories of the Fantagiro

Stage results:

  1. Ackermann
  2. Gaviria
  3. Dèmare

Stage Comments

The stage was wet and slippery with a couple of riders that retired most notably Dumoulin who was not able to continue after his crash on stage 4,

Slippery stage as mentioned that brought to a couple of massive falls including the one of Matteo Montaguti that had a little problem with his saddle. Note the name of his sponsor on his shorts is a saddle company… not a good brand ambassador

There are a couple of notable precedents, including the olimpics in London 2012 where Marco Aurelia Fontana had a similar incident in the MTB race


For most of the italian players, the situation above described is not unfamiliar….

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Our Black Jersey Michele Bellon and his “trattoria al curvone” surely remember this.

The stage is won by a bunch of people, besides the top 7 rider, we have an outsider Marco Algieri‘s Mercatone Uno. Marco is a cyclist (but he does not know yet) and he is gaining confidence stage after stage. At the end of the game you will see him speeding in his brand new bicycle… and next year he will be well trained for the Fantagiro

We still have 3 teams below 100 point:

  • Michele Bellon and Lorenzo Bergamo, of these we spoke widely
  • Beatrice Andreola‘s Joyfollower

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Another Rookie is scoring points in the Mountains. Here is Alessio Binotto‘s Binots that scores 3 points thanks to Vervarke, who was in a breakaway for almost all stage 5. Alessio should be familiar with mountains as his car has recently been spotted in the car-park full of snow.

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