• Promising signs from Richie Porte (Sirotti Images)
Australia's Richie Porte is happy with his position after he moved up to third overall in Stage 5 of the Giro d'Italia.
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Cycling Central

14 May 2015 - 9:12 AM  UPDATED 14 May 2015 - 9:25 AM

Contador leads Aru and Porte after Abetone battle
Alberto Contador took the Giro d’Italia lead as Jan Polanc shook himself loose from his day long breakaway companions to win the 5th stage of the Giro d’Italia.

The Sky rider managed to shut down an attack by Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) to place fifth on the first summit finish of the Italian Grand Tour.

Porte now trails race leader Contador by 20 seconds, with Astana's Fabio Aru only two seconds off the Maglia Rosa.

It was a confidence boost for the Tasmania with two weeks of the race still remaining.

“I think after yesterday there were a lot of tired guys and it’s obviously nice to be in that group (of favourites),” Porte told Cyclingnews.

“Hopefully I’m just going to be able to keep going like this day by day.

"I’m happy where I’m at, feeling good and looking forward to keeping on fighting."

Giro d'Italia broadcast details
SBS will broadcast every stage of the Giro d'Italia live. When possible, we will also live stream the race online here at Cycling Central before the television broadcast begins. In addition to morning highlights online, there will be highlights every day at 6pm on SBS 2.