News | Giro d'Italia • May 12, 2021
Gaviria top-5 as Dombrowski battles through at Giro D’Italia
Dombrowski survives late crash to keep Blue jersey
After the glorious stage win yesterday from Joe Dombrowski, today was a day of high-tension in the sprint which saw Fernando Gaviria edge closer to the win with 5th place while Dombrowski was entangled in a crash in what was a dramatic finish to Stage 5 of the Giro D’Italia.
With 4.5km to go Dombrowski was involved in a collision with several other riders including Mikel Landa (Bahrain-Victorious) while approaching a traffic calming as the pace increased on the run-in to the line. Though Landa was forced out of the race, thankfully the American managed the re-mount his bike and finish the stage. Shortly after crossing the line, Dombrowski was taken to hospital afterwards as a precaution to be examined for any further injury.
The stage honours went to Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) with Gaviria sprinting to 5th place, several bike lengths behind.
Alessandro De Marchi (Israel Start Up Nation) remains the race leader while Davide Formolo is the highest place UAE rider in 12th place at 1’44’’.
Dombrowski remains the leader of the mountains classification and will continue to wear the blue jersey.
Tomorrow Stage 6 takes the riders from Grotte di Frasassi to Ascoli Piceno (160km) for the second summit finish of this years race where the climbers and puncheurs will dispute the stage.
Stage 5 results
Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) 04:07:01
Giacomo Nizzolo (Qhubeka-Assos) s.t
Elia Viviani (Cofidis) s.t
5.Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) s.t
General Classification after stage 5
1.Alessandro De Marchi (Israel Start Up Nation) 13:50:44
2. Louis Vervaeke (Alpecin-Fenix) +42’’
3. Nelson Oliveira (Movistar) +48’’
12. Davide Formolo (UAE Team Emirates) +1’44’’