Nicolas Roche just 37 seconds off the leader at Giro d'Italia

Irish rider is 10th overall

BY Raf Diallo 19:30 Wednesday 11 May 2016, 19:30 11 May 2016

Nicolas Roche ©INPHO/Presseye/Jonathan Porter

Team Sky's Nicolas Roche is 10th place overall and just 37 seconds off race leader Tom Dumoulin after today's fifth stage of the Giro d'Italia.

Roche led home the peleton today as sprint specialist André Greipel claimed the stage win as part of a smaller group that were just four seconds ahead of the main bunch.

Fellow Irish rider Philip Deignan is in 79th place overall over eight minutes off the lead.

Tomorrow's stage will see the riders push further into the mountains with the first summit finish of this year's Giro.

It's a 165km route from Ponte to Roccaraso.

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