Enrico Battaglin, after a second place yesterday has won stage 5 (bringing his total stage victories to 3 after 1 in 2013 and 1 in 2014)
Another Battaglin (Gianni) in 1981 made the Giro – Vuelta double. Don’t know if they are related but the name sounds good
Second was Giovanni Visconti and this brought points to several teams
Diego Lupp’s “Cernobbio Bike Team” is the first Rookie to win a stage this year with 49 points. Welcome to the exclusive team of stage winners in the giro.
Annalies Crab takes back the lead by 7 point
Claudio Ceni is Second and Stefano Mandressi is 3rd followed by a pack of teams in less than 20 points led by Alessio Ciardi’s “Atletico Lasonil”
Today is the first uphill finish on Etna and we should have an explosion in GC
Another rookie wins the stage : Giacomo Salmoiraghi’s “GS STELVIO TEAM” that take the leadership in the mountain classification. Will he be able to hold it on the Etna?