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2012 Giro d'Italia Results: Mark Cavendish Captures 2nd Stage Victory

The 2012 Giro d'Italia started in Modena on Thursday and ended along the Adriatic coast in Fano with Mark Cavendish capturing the Stage 5 victory following a 4:43:15 run. This is his second stage victory in the Giro, previously capturing the Stage 2 loop run through Herning, Denmark. That stage, too, was a spring to the finish. Garmin-Barracuda's Robbie Hunter finished in fourth place for the stage while Matthew Harley Goss and Daniele Bennati took second and third place, respectively.

Garmin-Barracuda's Ramunas Navardauskas, however, retained his Maglia Rosa (pink jersey) at the conclusion of this stage with an overall time of 14:45:13. He now holds a five-second lead over teammate Robbie Hunter. Also from Garmin, Ryder Hesjedal is in third-place with an 11-second gap ahead of him. Christian Vande Velde is behind by 26 seconds, good for eighth place.

Here is the top 10 for Stage 5:

Posn. Name Country Team Time d Time bonus
1 Mark Cavendish GBR SKY 4:43:15 0:00 20"
2 Matthew Harley Goss AUS OGE 4:43:15 0:00 12"
3 Daniele Bennati ITA RNT 4:43:15 0:00 8"
4 Robbie Hunter RSA GRM 4:43:15 0:00
5 Sacha Modolo ITA COG 4:43:15 0:00
6 Alexander Kristoff NOR KAT 4:43:15 0:00
7 Elia Favilli ITA FAR 4:43:15 0:00
8 Manuel Belletti ITA ALM 4:43:15 0:00
9 Arnaud Demare FRA FDJ 4:43:15 0:00
10 Jonas Aaen Jorgensen DEN SAX 4:43:15 0:00

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