"Starting as the big favorite is always difficult. I showed I was ready," Ulissi said. "So I'm enjoying this moment. I wanted this win too against the big names who were up there in the finale of the stage."
Ulissi wins 5th Giro stage; Matthews keeps lead →
"It was a difficult race today, it was really too hard for my characteristics, but of course I am really happy," Ulissi said.
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