Long day before mid mountains

10 May 2012
Imagen de la noticia ‛Long day before mid mountains’

Giro d'Italia (st. 5)

Movistar Team goes on with no major news en route to Fano, in a day covered by heat and fast speeds before tomorrow’s finish in Porto Sant’Elpidio and two consecutive mountain-top finishes on Saturday and Sunday

The heat in the approach to the Adriatic coast and the fast pace during the 209-kilometer stage five of the Giro d’Italia in Fano -45 kph average already in the three opening hours of racing from Modena- was the defining note of a day which brought no major news for Movistar Team as they await for a second weekend including a challenging stage for sprinters -Porto Sant’Elpidio, on Friday- and two mountain-top finishes in Rocca di Cambio (Saturday) and Lago Laceno (Sunday).

The day’s finale, marked by a strong rhythm from the GC teams dropping some of the sprinters on course -but not Mark Cavendish (SKY), winner for the second time in this year’s Corsa Rosa in front of Matthew Goss (OGE) and Daniele Bennati (RNT)-, brought no complications for the nine men from Movistar Team, with their three top GC riders -Giovanni Visconti, Beñat Intxausti and Marzio Bruseghin, less than 1 minute behind race leader Navardauskas (GRM)- safely into the bunch.