Long day before mid mountains
10 May 2012

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.