Degenkolb wins 5th Giro stage, Paolini keeps lead
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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