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Giro d'Italia: On the Scene in Orvieto for Stages Five and Six

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The Umbrian hilltown of Orvieto, known for its white wine and its unparalleled duomo (cathedral), was home to the Giro for 24 hours, hosting both the finish of stage five and the start of stage six.

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A dusty Martin Kohler enjoyed a well-earned Coke after the finish of stage five

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A few more stage finish shots:

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White was the color to be wearing if you wanted to look clean at the end of stage five.

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Martin Kohler was rewarded for his breakaway exploit with the maglia verde

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Young Steven Kruijswijk did my Editors' League VDS team proud (and it's about time somebody did!) by taking the maglia bianca.

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At 11:00 Wednesday night, it looked like contstruction of the start village next to the duomo would go late into the night.

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Thursday morning, everything was up and running as the crowd gathered in front of the duomo.

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The riders lined up and took off from the start village.

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While waiting for the start, Di Luca took off his sunglasses so I could get a nice picture.

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Kids in souvenir Giro t-shirts watched from their windows as the riders passed.

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Susie Hartigan for Podium Cafe