Weening Wins Stage 5 of Giro d'Italia 2011, Takes Maglia Rosa

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05/11/2011| 0 comments
by Gerald Churchill
Team Garmin-Cervelo's David Millar chases back after his unfortunate crash. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.
Team Garmin-Cervelo's David Millar chases back after his unfortunate crash. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.

Weening Wins Stage 5 of Giro d'Italia 2011, Takes Maglia Rosa

Pieter Weening (Rabobank) has won Stage 5 of the 2011 Giro d'Italia.

right for David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo). He began the day as the maglia rosa, but he and Stage 3 winner Angel Vicioso (Androni Giocattoli) crashed during the pursuit of Kohler. Millar got back on, but was dropped on the day's final climb, ultimately losing three minutes and his race lead.

"It's been a hard day", Millar said. "It was a stupid crash. I'm also always hit by allergies in this part of Italy. That's why I wasn't feeling good today."

In the overall, Weening leads Marco Pinotti and Konstantin Sivtsov (both from HTC) by 0:02. Stage 6 could change this state of affairs. The hilly, 216-km ride from Orvieto to Fiuggi will have an uphill finish. A breakaway will probably decide the stage. Who will be in it? Check in at www.roadcycling.com and find out!

Watch video highlights from every stage of the 2011 Giro d'Italia in the video section right here on Roadcycling.com.

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