Giro d'Italia 2013 Stage 5: TV schedule, map, route and more

Suhaimi Abdullah

Sage 5 of the Giro d'Italia could prove a turning point in the historic event.

Stage 5 of the 2013 Giro d'Italia is on the docket for Wednesday, with a bevy of riders still in the mix to take all the glory in Italy's premier cycling event.

Currently, Italy's Luca Paolini is in the lead. Paolini took the advantage during the third stage and has held it since, despite fellow countryman Enrico Battaglin winning the fourth stage on Tuesday.

The fifth stage of the race consists of a 126-mile expanse that ranges from Cosenza to Matera. It's considered a very flat period, giving those who aren't very good climbers a chance to get back into the race.

Here is a very nice overhead view of the map for Stage 5, as provided by the race's official website.

For live video of the race, you can check out this website.

Coverage of the 2013 Giro d'Italia is provided on beIN Sport at 8:30 a.m. ET, although the race will begin four and a half hours earlier at 6:25 a.m. ET. The channel is available on several American carriers, including Comcast, Dish Network, Verizon FiOS and DirecTV.

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