Trek-Segafredo pile on pressure for Nibali to little avail on stage 5 of Giro d'Italia

CAMIGLIATELLO SILANO ITALY OCTOBER 07 Vincenzo Nibali of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 5 a 225km stage from Mileto to Camigliatello Silano 1275m girodiitalia Giro on October 07 2020 in Camigliatello Silano Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Vincenzo Nibali sent his Trek-Segafredo team to the front on stage 5 to shake out the GC (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Vincenzo Nibali and Trek-Segafredo pushed as hard as they could on the final, toughest climb of stage 5 of the Giro d'Italia, but the terrain proved less favourable than they had hoped for, and their pressure had little effect.

For all its length, the slopes of the first category Valico Montescuro proved too gentle and steady for any attack or shedding-down process to gain traction, Nibali said, and this, despite setting his Trek-Segafredo teammates to the task for much of the second half of the 25-kilometre climb.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.