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Degenkolb wins 5th Giro stage, Paolini keeps lead

Updated: May 8, 2013, 12:59 PM ET
Associated Press

MATERA, Italy -- John Degenkolb sprinted to victory on the fifth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday, following a crash near the finish, and Luca Paolini retained the overall leader's pink jersey.

Degenkolb, who rides for Argos-Shimano, won in 4 hours, 37 minutes, 48 seconds along the mainly flat 123.6-mile leg from Cosenza to Matera.

Angel Vicioso was second, with Paul Maertens in third.

The finish was marked by a crash in the lead group just under a mile from the finish ...

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