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Degenkolb wins fifth stage, Paolini keeps pink

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Germany's John Degenkolb of the Argos-Shimano team won a rain-soaked fifth stage of the Giro d'Italia Wednesday, held over 203km from Cosenza to Matera, to claim his first victory in the race. 

Germany's John Degenkolb celebrates as he crosses the finish line and wins the fifth stage of 96th Giro d'Italia cycling race in Matera, southern Italy, on May 8, 2013. Degenkolb of the Argos-Shimano team won a rain-soaked fifth stage Wednesday, held over 203km from Cosenza to Matera.

Most of the peloton, including race leader Luca Paolini of Katusha and favourite Bradley Wiggins of Team Sky, were held up by several crashes on a dangerous left-hand corner inside the final 1.5km.

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