Remco Evenepoel crashed twice throughout Stage 5 of the 2023 Giro d’Italia Wednesday, nevertheless it wasn’t the slick circumstances that introduced the race favourite down the primary time.
The 23-year-old Soudal Fast-Step rider was already 152 kilometers in through the 171-kilometer race when a canine on a sidewalk appeared to run into the road because the peloton handed.
Video confirmed the animal beeline towards the pack, forcing Evenepoel to the bottom. Teammate Davide Ballerini additionally went down on account of the crash.
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In response to Reuters, Evenepoel was again within the race simply two minutes later and crashed once more with a number of different cyclists within the closing dash with lower than 2 kilometers left.
“He has lots of ache on his proper aspect and a hematoma with contraction of his muscular tissues and a few issues along with his sacrum bone,” Soudal Fast-Step crew physician Toon Cruyt stated. “Hopefully, with some good therapeutic massage and osteopathic therapy adopted by an excellent night time’s relaxation issues shall be higher.”
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“After a wet day comes a sunny day,” Evenepoel wrote in an replace on Twitter Thursday.
“Yesterday was troublesome however after an excellent night time and nice care by the employees, right now’s feeling was good and I am wanting ahead to the following days. Because of the crew for at all times doing every little thing attainable to get me secure over the end line.”
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Danish bike owner Mads Pedersen, 27, surged to the highest Thursday to win Stage 6. He has now received phases in any respect three Grand Excursions.
The Giro ends in Rome Might 28.