2017 Giro Rosa Stage 5 – the ITT. Videos, photos & more media

After the Giro Rosa Stage 1 Team Time Trial, and then the General Classification shake-ups of Stage 2 and Stage 4, Stage 5 was a 12.7km ITT.  It had a typically Giro profile, looking pretty benign, but in real life?  No flat roads have switchbacks like that!  This was going to be brutal….  and brutal was the word used in pretty much every media article/tweet after we saw the stage!

Here was Kasia Niewiadoma’s pre-race course preview:

The climbs were insane, to the point that I think the race organisers were actually trolling the riders and teams.  The videos we saw on twitter were crazy, and the photos ridiculous….  and of course, it shook up the General Classification again!

I’ve got videos, photos, results – and I’ll add more videos as I see them.  Watch the RAI highlights on this link, if you can – but if you’re not in Italy or don’t have a VPN….

Stage 5 results

1. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) ORICA-Scott, 0:25:29
2. Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans, + 00:41
3. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5, + 01:15
4. Amanda Spratt (Aus) ORICA-Scott, + 01:48
5. Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans, + 01:53
6. Arlenis Sierra Cañadilla (Cub) Astana, + 02:01
7. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) WM3 Procycling, + 02:03
8. Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Wiggle High5, + 02:10
9. Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM, + 02:13
10. Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Boels-Dolmans, + 02:17

After yesterday’s Stage 4, Van Vleuten was especially delighted to win.  Here’s the ORICA video:

So here’s the General Classification at the half-way point of the race:

1. Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans, 9:02:35
2. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5, + 01:00
3. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) ORICA-Scott, + 01:36
4. Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans, + 03:08
5. Amanda Spratt (Aus) ORICA-Scott, + 03:29
6. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) WM3 Procycling, + 03:59
7. Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Boels-Dolmans, + 04:19
8. Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Wiggle High5, + 04:36
9. Shara Gillow (Aus) FDJ-Nouvelle Aquitaine-Futuroscope, + 04:50
10. Arlenis Sierra Cañadilla (Cub) Astana, + 04:54

 

Race reports from Ella Cycling Tips, the race and from Cyclingnews, with photo gallery.

Team reports from ORICA-Scott, Boels-Dolmans, Wiggle High5, WM3 (with the story of Niewiadoma’s crash), Sunweb, VéloConcept , Lares-Waowdeals and from Canyon-SRAM with great Vélofocus gallery.

Photo galleries from Vélofocus on their website, and on Cylance’s site.  More photos from ORICA Scott’s facebook.

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Tomorrow’s Stage 6 looks like it’s for sprinters… unless it’s the exact opposite, of course!  It’s 4 laps of a loop, and there could definitely be wind along the coast.  As always in the Giro, expect the unexpected!  It starts at 12:15 CEST (11:15am UK BST, 6:15am USA EDT; 11:15pm Aussie AEST)

 

More videos

Wiggle High5’s, the race’s highlights and some interviews:

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This climb was used in Tirreno-Adriatico before…

 

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