Enrico Battaglin wins stage five of the Giro d’Italia as Dennis keeps lead

• Italian takes third Giro victory with late sprint
• Dennis remains one second ahead of Tom Dumoulin

Enrico Battaglin surged ahead at the perfect moment to win the fifth stage of the Giro d’Italia on Wednesday as Chris Froome and most of the other favourites finished in the main pack.

Rohan Dennis held onto the overall leader’s pink jersey with a one-second lead over defending champion Tom Dumoulin, with four-time Tour de France winner Froome 55 seconds back in 19th place.

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