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Mad Day At The Giro Sees Dog Causing Crash And Finish Line Mayhem

Mad Day At The Giro Sees Dog Causing Crash And Finish Line Mayhem
Colman Stanley
By Colman Stanley
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Stage 5 of the Giro D'Italia was mental and hellish with a series of crashes across the day, three of them within the final 7km of the race.

Last year's winner of the Vuelta a Espana, Belgian cyclist Remco Evenpoel, was involved in two crashes, the first of which was caused by a dog that ran into the peloton.

British cyclist and sprint legend Mark Cavendish crashed right at the end, before his momentum slid his body across the finish line.

Australian Kaden Groves won the stage, while Norway's Andreas Leknessund remains in the overall lead.

Crazy Day Of Crashes At The Giro D'Italia


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Despite being involved in two crashes, Evenpoel managed to hold his position of second place overall. However, he hurt himself during the second crash.
“From the first crash it was quite OK with the dog, not too bad, but the second crash he has a lot of pain on his right side,” explained his team doctor.
“He has a big hematoma, a contraction of his muscles there and problems with his sacrum bone, but hopefully with a good massage and osteopathic treatment and good night of rest it will go better. We will see tomorrow morning.
“It will take a few days before the hematoma goes away but we hope the muscle contraction is going away faster. We will see tomorrow. Tomorrow he will have a difficult day.”

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