The break leads by 1:50 and that hole will certainly develop because the race chief stops for a pure break.
These are the 5 riders within the assault:
Jaakko Hänninen (AG2R Citroën)
Alessandro Tonelli (Bardiani-CSF)
Mattia Bias (Drone Hopper)
Filippo Tagliani (Drone Hopper)
Mirco Maestri (Eolo-Kometa)
An emergency means an ambulance has to go the group automobiles within the race caravan.
5 riders have a niche and the peloton has eased.
170km to go
We’ve got a break!
Eolo, AG2R, Bardiani and Drone Hopper riders are all attempting to hitch assaults.
And we instantly have assaults.
Right here we go, the flag drops and the stage is off!
This was the roll out from central Catania.
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At present’s stage finishes at round 4pm native time, an hour sooner than common, to permit the riders and race caravan cross the Strait of Messina to the Italian mainland.
The solar is out in Sicily however there’s a slight breeze blowing from the east that might spark some aggressive racing.
Barry Ryan and Alasdair Fotheringham are in Catania for Cyclingnews and had been atop Mount Etna yesterday, producing our detailed reporting of all of the motion and response.
To catch-up on all the pieces that occurred throughout stage 4, click on on our detailed reside protection of the stage beneath.
The riders are rolling!
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We are able to count on a break to type on the coast street and we will already seen a number of Drone Hopper riders line-up close to the entrance.
The opening 40km head north alongside the shoreline, passing in direction of the beautiful vacation places of Giardini-Naxos and Taormina.
The 4 jersey wearers are lined-up firstly and can quickly be joined by the remainder of the peloton.
Click on beneath to learn the total Cavendish story.
Cavendish conquers Mount Etna and eyes subsequent Giro d’Italia dash in Messina
“We’ve got a extremely good sprinter with Mark and a unbelievable group round to assist him. I believe we introduced right here our greatest guys for the lead-out, after which we even have some guys for stage wins,” Crew coach Vasilis Anastopoulos defined on Tuesday.
Mark Cavendish completed safely contained in the time restrict atop Mount Etna, rigorously calibrating his effort on the primary mountain stage of the 2022 Giro d’Italia within the hope of being at his finest for the anticipated dash end in Messina on Wednesday after which in Scalea on Thursday.
His QuickStep group is assured that his leadout and Cavendish can win once more.
The riders are lining up in central Catania for the roll out.
They face a impartial sector of seven.1km earlier than the stage begins.
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Following the descent to the coast, the ultimate 64km is basically flat and options one additional intermediate dash because the race travels north in direction of the city of Messina, famously house to the ‘Shark of Messina’ himself, Vincenzo Nibali.
The Astana Qazaqstan rider is unlikely to be afforded the chance to go for victory as the just about inevitable bunch dash will unfold as an alternative, that includes a robust discipline of quick males together with Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal), Mark Cavendish (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl), Giacomo Nizzolo (Israel-Premier Tech) and Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ).
The second of two Sicilian levels, stage 5 will present some reduction for the bunch following a day of climbing on the slopes of Mount Etna.
The 194km stage begins within the city of Catania on the east coast of Sicily, the island’s second largest metropolis.
From Catania, the peloton will journey north alongside the coast of Sicily, earlier than heading inland and taking over the primary of two intermediate sprints.
A bunch dash end is on the playing cards for the stage, assuming the sprinters can efficiently handle the day’s single categorised climb, the second-category Portella Mandrazzi. At 19.5 kilometres lengthy and with a mean gradient of round 4 per cent, it’s a stringent sufficient take a look at to seek out out which of the pure sprinters don’t have their finest legs. Nevertheless, positioned simply earlier than midway alongside the stage’s distance and with 30km of descending to comply with, any stragglers ought to have the ability to make it again to the bunch with time to spare.
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Because the cyclingnews blimp takes top, the riders are gathering in centre of Catania for the beginning of the 174km stage to Messina.
Buongiorno and welcome the Cyclingnews reside protection of stage 5 of the Giro d’italia.