On Wednesday, the stage five of Giro d’Italia offered thrilling moments. The rain-soaked course from Atripalda to Salerno, in South Italy, caused a series of crashes, including that of world champion Remco Evenepoel sparked by a dog. Mark Cavendish also fell on the ground and injured a knee, but apparently anything got broken. A 171 km chaotic spectacle which ended with the solo victory of the Alpecin-Deceuninck rider Kaden Groves. After achieving two third place during the previous stages, he crashed too this time, but that didn’t prevent him to reach the golden podium.

“It’s a dream to win. Everything was going well but then I crashed at the roundabout with seven kilometres to go. Luckily, I put my chain back on fast enough and the group came back together but it wasn’t very clean, we all got lost. The guys did a good job earlier and then luckily I was good enough to be in position and had the legs to lead out and win,” the Australian winner commented.