Filippo Ganna puts in formidable ride to win Giro d'Italia 2020 stage five

The Italian went solo with 17km to go and put in a powerful effort to hold on for his second stage win

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Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) put in a formidable ride on stage five of the 2020 Giro d'Italia to take his second victory of the race.

The Italian, winner of the opening time trial on stage one, attacked from the remaining breakaway riders on the final climb of the stage, having ridden in a break for most of the stage.

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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.

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