Five tackle the Alps: Quintet separated by 61 seconds heading into Giro d'Italia final week

Carapaz, Hindley, Almeida, Landa and Pozzovivo all in contention for pink

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This time last week, we were salivating over the prospect of a Giro d'Italia general classification battle for the ages, as 12 riders were separated by just 90 seconds on the second rest day.

Seven days later, and while the list of contenders for the final maglia rosa might have slimmed down a bit, thanks mostly to an incredibly hard stage 14, there are still five riders separated by just 1-01 at the top of the leaderboard.

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