- - Tirreno-Adriatico 2024 Stage 5

Tirreno-Adriatico 2024 Stage 5

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Jonas Vingegaard won stage 5 of Tirreno-Adriatico, attacking on the final climb of the day to claim a solo victory.

The Danish rider showed his prowess on an 11% section of the San Giacamo climb around 29km before the finish, powering away from a chasing group that included Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe), Ben O’Connor (Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale), and Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates).

The chasers all came in together in a sprint for the bonus seconds on the line, with Ayuso snatching second place just ahead of Hindley, 1:22 behind the stage winner.

Such was Vingegaard’s margin of victory that he also took the leader’s maglia azzurra off Jonathan Milan (Lidl-Trek) in a reshuffle of the GC standings, giving him a 54-second gap to second-placed Ayuso and 1:20 to Hindley ahead of tomorrow’s mountain stage.

Race Highlights

A group of 10 escapees rode clear early on in the stage. But, the pace of the Visma-Lease a Bike-led peloton eventually reined them in along the lower slopes of San Giacomo.

With 5.3km to climb, Vingegaard attacked and peaked with 34 seconds over Hindley and nearly a minute over UAE-Emirates duo Ayuso and Isaac del Toro, along with Ivan Sosa, O’Connor and his own teammate Cian Uijtdebroeks.

With the script already written on the San Giacomo, Vingegaard’s teammates Attila Valter and Ben Tulett continued to whittle down the peloton.

Some illustrious names had already been distanced by the time Tulett swung off, leaving Vingegaard to hammer home his advantage.  

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