Battaglin wins Giro stage five in Italian one-two

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  • Thursday, 10 May 2018

FILE PHOTO: Cycling – the 101st Giro d'Italia cycling race – The 9.7-km Stage 1 in Jerusalem – May 4, 2018 - Team Lotto rider Enrico Battaglin of Italy prepares at the start line. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

SANTA NINFA, Italy (Reuters) - Italian Enrico Battaglin launched a late attack to win the 153-kilometre fifth stage of the Giro d'Italia from Agrigento to Santa Ninfa on Wednesday.

The LottoNL-Jumbo rider, who finished third in stage four on Tuesday, timed his sprint perfectly in the last metres of the uphill finale and crossed the finish line ahead of compatriot Giovanni Visconti and Portugal's Jose Goncalves.

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