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Ganna Solos To 2nd Giro Stage Win, Almeida Retains Lead

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General chief Portugal’s Joao Almeida wears a face masks prior to start out the fifth stage of the Giro D’Italia, tour of Italy biking race, from Mileto to Camigliatello Silano, Italy, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (Fabio Ferrari/LaPresse through AP) World […]


Overall leader Portugal's Joao Almeida wears a face mask prior to start the fifth stage of the Giro D'Italia, tour of Italy cycling race, from Mileto to Camigliatello Silano, Italy, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (Fabio Ferrari/LaPresse via AP)

General chief Portugal’s Joao Almeida wears a face masks prior to start out the fifth stage of the Giro D’Italia, tour of Italy biking race, from Mileto to Camigliatello Silano, Italy, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (Fabio Ferrari/LaPresse through AP)

World champion Filippo Ganna earned his second stage victory at this years Giro dItalia on Wednesday, and Portuguese rider Joo Almeida added a couple of seconds to his general lead.

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CAMIGLIATELLO SILANO, Italy: World champion Filippo Ganna earned his second stage victory at this years Giro dItalia on Wednesday, and Portuguese rider Joo Almeida added a couple of seconds to his general lead.

Ganna the time trial world champion and winner of the time trial in Stage 1 sat up on his bicycle and punched the air earlier than burying his face in his fingers as he crossed the road on the finish of the hilly 225-kilometer (139.8-mile) leg from Mileto to Camigliatello in Calabria in Stage 5.






Patrick Konrad beat Almeida within the dash for second place as they led the peloton over the road, 34 seconds behind Ganna.

Ganna, an Italian who rides for Ineos Grenadiers, had been a part of the eight-man breakaway and he attacked 16 kilometers (10 miles) from the end on the first-category climb of the Valico Montescuro.

The route didnt have a single meter of flat street. It had two third-category climbs earlier than the Valico Montescuro.

Thursdays sixth stage is a 188-kilometer (116.8-mile) leg from Castrovillari to Matera that includes one third-category climb.

The Giro was rescheduled from its traditional Could slot due to the coronavirus pandemic. The race ends on Oct. 25 with a person time trial in Milan.

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