Ackermann wins the second victory in the fifth stage of the Giro d'Italia
TERRACINA (Italy): German Pascal Ackermann Won An End Sprint In The Torrential Rain For The Italy Spin Fifth Stage On Wednesday, Achieving His Second Victory In The Race Of This Year.
The Bora-Hansgrohe The Pilot Finished Right In Front Of Colombia. Fernando Gaviria Of Emirates United Arab Emirates .
Of Eslovenia Primoz Roglic , riding for Jumbo-Visma, holds a 35sec overall race lead after the 140km stage in which the final nine kilometres were neutralised because Of poor weather conditions .
France's Arnaud Demare was third after the sprint on a rain-sodden road .
Ackermann, 25, is competing in his first Giro, but has now claimed five wins this season .
Belgian Louis Vervaeke had led a long breakaway after the race started in Frascati, to the southeast Of Rome, before being caught 23km from the line .
Former Italy Spin winner Tom Dumoulin pulled out just after the start Of the stage because Of a knee injury sustained in a mass fall during the previous stage .
The Sunweb rider signed in and began the fifth stage, which got underway in driving rain, but once he started pedalling the Dutch rider decided he could not continue .
Dumoulin, who won in 2017 and was second last year behind Britain's Chris Froome, had earlier insisted he would tough out the race .
The 28-year-old was in 56th position 4min 30sec behind race Roglic .
Thursday's sixth stage covers 238km from Cassino to San Giovanni Rotondo .