Primož Roglič snatches overall lead at Tirreno-Adriatico with stage five victory

Slovenian took his second stage in two days, outsprinting Giulio Ciccone and Tao Geoghegan Hart on the Sassotetto climb

Primoz Roglic
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Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) took an impressive victory on stage five of Tirreno-Adriatico, taking over the overall lead in the process. 

On the race's Queen stage- a mountain top finish on the Sassotetto climb- The Jumbo-Visma man capitalised on indecision in a select group of riders, beating Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) and Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos Grenadiers) to the line in a mass sprint finish. 

High winds effected much of the action on the final climb, with Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) being the first man to launch an attack. Caruso briefly opened up a gap of more than 20 seconds, before Enric Mas (Movistar) kicked on, taking Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) with him.

Once the duo had caught Caruso, bringing a select group with them, Ciccone and Geoghegan Hart both began to sprint although Roglič had other ideas.

Once the Slovenian launched his sprint, he timed his jump to perfection, passing the Trek and Ineos pair on the line to snatch another win. 

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