Contador at the Giro goes ahead, Kreuziger dropped to fourth place

One of the favorites Alberto Contador after the fifth stage of the Giro d’Italia dressed in a pink leotard. Spanish-mate Romana Kreuzigera of Team Tinkoff-Saxo leads the standings by two seconds ahead of the next contender for the title of Italian Fabio Arue from Astana. Kreuziger dropped to fourth place.

The premiere stage victory won twenty-three Slovenian Jan Polanc, who about 10 km before the five-member group started a solo refugees to escape.Behind him in the final climb sedmnáctikilometrovém another patrol and tried to attack a group of major stars Gira Contador, Aru and Richie Porte of Team Sky.

Do it ultimately aims at a distance a half minutes behind the winner led the French veteran Sylvain Chavanel. Bonus seconds for the third place went to Aru, which lined up behind Contador and Porte.

Australanův assistant Leopold König finished the race 152 km long stage in the second group lost 1:53 minutes Kreuziger, who harbored backs Contador , followed on the 16th rung. In the overall standings, lost fourth place to team-mate 22 seconds, for third port lags about two seconds. König moved to 13th1:24 apart instead.

“I have a long journey. It was just an appetizer,” he said twice Tour de France champion Contador, who tried to board first hill. “My attack was not planned. But I felt good, looked around and went,” said the Spaniard, who has a collection of Gira and the title in 2008. The other came in 2011 after he had revealed his positive test on the Tour 2010.

With the development of the race after five days satisfied. “I did the pink jersey, but being in it is always fantastic.Counts but only one in Milan, so if I’m him tomorrow (Thursday), someone takes, it will not be a problem, “he said.

The peloton on Thursday awaiting the sixth 183 km long stage with fl at beginning and end of the hilly middle ground.

first Polanco (Slovin./Lampre) 4:09:18 hrs. 2. Chavanel (Fr./IAM cycling), the third Aru (It./Astana), 4. Contador (Sp. / Tinkoff-Saxo) 5. Porte (Austr./Sky) all ~1: 31 6. Landa (sp. / Astana) -1: 44 7. Cataldo (It./Astana) 8 . Trofimov (Rus./Kaťuša) 9. Caruso (It./BMC), 10th Atapuma (Kol./BMC)… 13th König (CR / Sky) 16 Kreuziger (Czech Republic / Tinkoff-Saxo) all -1: 53rd

1st Contador 4:05:54 p.m. 2. Aru -2, -20 port 3. 4. Kreuziger -22 -28 Cataldo 5th, 6thChaves (Kol./Orica) -37 7.


Visconti (It./Movistar) -56 8. Lando -1: 01 9. formol (It./Cannondale) -1: 15 10. Amador (bones. / Movistar) -1: 18… 13thKönig -1: 24th

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