Jan Polanc wins Giro d'Italia stage five, as Contador takes pink

23-year-old Slovenian took the biggest win of his career as Alberto Contador moved into race lead on the stage five summit finish

13 May 2015
98th Giro d'Italia
Stage 05 : La Spezia - Abetone
1st : POLANC Jan (SLO) Lampre - Merida
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Jan Polanc (Lampre-Merida) took an impressive solo victory on the summit finish to Abetone on stage five of the Giro d'Italia, as Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) took the maglia rosa by two seconds over Fabio Aru (Astana).

Polanc has been part of the day's main breakaway, which formed within the first 20km of the race.

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Richard Windsor

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