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Giro d'Italia: Stage 5 race video highlights

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Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo)

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo)
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Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) moved into the overall race lead following stage 5 at the Giro d'Italia

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) moved into the overall race lead following stage 5 at the Giro d'Italia
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Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) in the maglia rosa, doing his pistolero salute

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) in the maglia rosa, doing his pistolero salute
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Alberto Contador, Richie Porte and Fabio Aru faced off on stage 5

Alberto Contador, Richie Porte and Fabio Aru faced off on stage 5
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Richie Porte (Team Sky) is now in third overall after stage 5

Richie Porte (Team Sky) is now in third overall after stage 5
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Jan Polanc (Lampre-Merida) won the first mountain finish of the Giro d’Italia to Abetone, with the climb in the Apennines also sparking the battle for the pink jersey between Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo), Fabio Aru (Astana) and Richie Porte (Team Sky).

Polanc won alone after being in the long break of the day, with Sylvain Chavanel (IAM Cycling) just hanging on for second place at 1:31. Aru won the sprint for third place to take a four-second time bonus but Contador pulled on the leader’s pink jersey after finishing in the same time. Porte was fifth on the stage in their slipstream. Aru is now two seconds behind Contador, with Porte third overall at 20 seconds.

Simon Clarke (Orica-GreenEdge) finished four minutes back.