André Greipel sprints to Giro d'Italia stage five victory

The German won from a messy sprint on the uphill, cobbled road to the finish in Benevento

(Image credit: Watson)

André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) added another Grand Tour stage win to his already impressive palmarès after sprinting to victory on stage five of the 2016 Giro d'Italia. The German has taken a stage victory in every Grand Tour he has started since 2008.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).