Caleb Ewan sprints to victory at Giro d’Italia stage 5

General classification hopefuls Pavel Sivakov and Mikel Landa suffered crashes.

by Abby Mickey

photography by Cor Vos


The flat stage ended in a bunch sprint between the top sprinters. Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) took his first stage victory of the Giro d’Italia ahead of Giacomo Nizzolo (Team Qhubeka ASSOS) and Elia Viviani (Cofidis, Solutions Crédits).

Crashes marred the final 15 km of the race, with general classification hope Mikel Landa (Bahrain-Victorious) and the mountain classification leader Joe Dombrowski (UEA-Team Emirates) going down near 3 km to go. Pavel Sivakov (Ineos Grenadiers) also crashed when he was squeezed to the left of the road and brushed against a tree.

Bora-Hansgrohe led the big sprinters into the finish, with Alpecin Fenix taking the final run into the sprint. Ewan and Nizzolo sprinted side by side to the finish with the Australian taking stage honours at the line. Viviani held on to take third in front of Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe).

Alessandro De Marchi finished safely within the bunch and remained in the pink jersey ahead of stage 6. Landa did not finish the stage.

Giro d'Italia (2.UWT) Modena → Cattolica

EWAN Caleb
1
EWAN Caleb Lotto Soudal
2
NIZZOLO Giacomo Team Qhubeka ASSOS
3
VIVIANI Elia Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
4
SAGAN Peter BORA - hansgrohe
5
GAVIRIA Fernando UAE-Team Emirates
6
MOSCHETTI Matteo Trek - Segafredo
7
PASQUALON Andrea Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
8
GROENEWEGEN Dylan Team Jumbo-Visma
9
BELLETTI Manuel EOLO-Kometa
10
CIMOLAI Davide Israel Start-Up Nation

DE MARCHI Alessandro

NIZZOLO Giacomo

DOMBROWSKI Joe

VALTER Attila

Bahrain - Victorious

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