The rain fell on the Giro d’Italia peloton more or less the whole way from Frascati to Terracina, meaning a sketchy sprint finish at the end of stage five.
Join Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe as they attempt to dry out in Terracina as they recap a very wet day and a second stage win for Giro d’Italia debutant Pascal Ackermann of the Bora-Hansgrohe team.
We discuss Tom Dumoulin’s departure from the Giro with Dutch journalist Hans Ruggenberg after the 2017 champion and 2018 runner-up withdrew a few kilometres into the stage following his crash yesterday.
We speculate on whether Primoz Roglic’s Jumbo-Visma team may be happy to let the pink jersey go out on loan during tomorrow’s hilly stage to San Giovanni Rotondo and there’s reaction to the doping scandal that forced Bahrain-Merida’s Kristjian Koren out of the race, including an interview with the team’s coach Paolo Slongo.
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