Cyclist Lennard Kämna has lost the lead in the long-distance Tirreno-Adriatico. The 26-year-old finished fifth on the gusty fifth stage, but lost the leader's blue jersey to the day's winner, Primoz Roglic.
After his second success, the Slovenian is first in the overall standings, Kämna is four seconds behind in second place.
The stage had to be shortened by almost three kilometers as wind speeds of 65 kilometers per hour prevailed at the finish in Fonte Lardina. Since the wind mainly came from the front, the expected attacks on the final climb didn't materialize. Roglic took the lead in a large group just a few meters from the finish and had the strongest sprint. For the hard-fighting Kämna, a top placement in the race between the seas ending on Sunday is now within reach.
The sixth stage of the parallel WorldTour race Paris-Nice had to be canceled due to the storm. The section from Tourves to La Colle-sur-Loup had previously been shortened to 80 kilometers. But due to the gusts of wind, trees had fallen on the track, which meant that the safety of the drivers could no longer be guaranteed. The race continues on Saturday with the seventh stage from Nice to the Col de la Couillole.