The UCI World Champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) won stage 5 of the Tirreno-Adriatico NamedSport, from Rieti to Fermo (210km). Sagan emerged victorious from the “muri” (steep climbs) challenge. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) and Primoz Roglic (Team Lotto NL – Jumbo) are second and third on the finish line. Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) retains the Maglia Azzurra NamedSport.
1 – Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) 210km in 5’00’05”, average speed 41.988kph
2 – Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) s.t.
3 – Promoz Roglic (Team Lotto NL – Jumbo) s.t
1 – Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team)
2 – Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) at 56″
3 – Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team) a 1’06”
Speaking seconds after the finish, the stage winner Peter Sagan said: “It was crazy. It looked like there was no tomorrow. The peloton went so fast! I’m very happy with my win today. It wouldn’t have happened without [Rafal] Majka who pulled a lot. After the climbers attacked, luckily there was a bit of flat road that allowed me to come across and sprint for the win.”