A hellish day at the Giro d’Italia saw Remco Evenepoel (Soudal-QuickStep) crash twice – once after a dog ran into the peloton – and Mark Cavendish (Astana Qazaqstan) slide on his torso across the finish line behind Stage 5 winner Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck).
After the dog incident, the race had settled down until the liveliest of finales on a rain-soaked day in the saddle.
A crash at the final corner, albeit with 7km remaining, split the peloton – then, moments after the race came back together, another incident saw Evenepoel and others hit the deck.
Cavendish was hunting a first stage victory for his new team when he brushed shoulders with Alberto Dainese (DSM), causing him to lose balance, nudge another rider in the barriers, and then slide on the tarmac across the finish. Groves took the win, but the big talking points were elsewhere.
‘Evenepoel is down!’ – Shocking moment dog causes crash at Giro
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