Rome, May 10 (BNA): Favorite Remko Evenpoel crashed twice in the fifth stage of the Giro d’Italia on Wednesday, the first time after a dog got lost on the road in treacherous conditions due to torrential rain, before Kaden Groves won the stage. in a sprint.
The 171km route from Atripalda to Salerno had riders spend most of the trip in the rain with little relief, riding cautiously on the slopes, but chaos ensued when two major crashes before the final race split the group.
With less than two kilometers to go, a crash sent Evenpoel down again with several riders, leaving the Belgian world champion furious while the rest of the pack moved ahead, according to Reuters.
Alpecin-Deceuninck’s Groves then dominated the race to win stage two with Jonathan Millan in hot pursuit while Mark Cavendish crashed on the finish line.