John Degenkolb avoids crash to win Giro d'Italia stage five

John Degenkolb wins, Giro d'Italia 2013, stage five

John Degenkolb (Argos-Shimano) won stage five of the 2013 Giro d'Italia on Wednesday after a large crash in the final two kilometres held up the majority of the peloton.

Angel Vicioso (Katusha) came home in second, with Paul Martens (Blanco) in third.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.