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On the Scene in Benevento for Stage Five of the Giro d'Italia

My first day at this year's Giro, and it was a fun one!

In the beautiful city of Benevento, Andre Greipel made the uphill sprint look easy.

Greipel win

A minute and a half later, Greipel's teammate Jurgen Roelandts treated the crowd to a wheelie as he crossed the finish line.

Roelandts wheelie

Greipel on the podium with flowers and...stuffed number 3, apparently.

Greipel podium

Oh, snap!  When you pretend not to see Lupo Wolfie while he's trying to get your attention.

Doom podium

More podium shots:

Doom podium

Kittel podium

Kittel podium

Cunego podium

After collecting the stuffed Lupo Wolfies he and his teammates were awarded for leading the team competition, a Katusha rider headed back to the team bus with a few passengers.

Katusha with Lupo Wolfies

At the press conference, Dumoulin chowed down on a sandwich while Greipel took his turn answering questions.  When asked, Dumoulin said it was an omelette sandwich.  He also said that after the previous day's stage, he'd had pizza, which he liked better than the sandwich.

Doom/Greipel presser

Greipel presser

Dumoulin presser

Dumoulin presser