Arnaud Démare Sprints To Stage Five Victory Of Giro d’Italia With Impeccable Performance

Démare claimed an incredible victory, thanks to perfect planning and a perfect lead out by Groupama-FDJ.
Arnaud Demare

Arnaud Démare (Grouapma-FDJ) made history as he won the stage five of Giro d’Italia. The Frenchman made himself and the team proud with his stunning racing skills. It has been a while since we saw Démare like this, it was a refreshing change of pace. During the start of the race, there were no signals that Arnaud will be able to win the stage as he was dropped on the Portella Mandrazi climb. 

Team skills played a very critical role here, as with the support of his teammates, Arnaud was able to bounce back, this time stronger and wiser. He changed his tactics, and the weight of race shifted towards him. Keeping a protective barricade over Démare, his teammates catapulted the Frenchman to the front of the race. This allowed him to cross the finish line without any kind of harm, this move was well planned.



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Surprisingly, the whole situation was not feasible not fortunate for both Mark Cavendish (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) and Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) as they could not catch up to the lead. They were missing from the final sprint, their respective teams were not able to keep in sync with the leading race group. The problem occurred for them during the 20km climb which was in the middle point of the race.

The fifth stage of the Giro d’Italia was over a flat terrain of 172km distance in total. In order to shake things up, it included a 19.6km climb with an average gradient. This stage started in Catania and ended in Messina. 

The whole situation got so messy that Mark Cavendish, the eventual winner Arnaud Démare, and Caleb Ewan got dropped behind by the Peloton. Only Arnaud could make it back!



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