What a stage! Rain and crashes took their toll in the Atripalda-Salerno stage and almost all the teams had to deal with patches and medical checks. Mark Cavendish reassured everyone after the sensational crash at the finish line: “I’m fine, I have no pain. Unfortunately these are the sprints, Dainese already called me, it happens. I will try again”.
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Remco Evenepoel is battered after his second crash yesterday, he has pain in his hip and sacrum. “The sixth stage will be tough for him,” said Soudal-QuickStep doctor Toon Cruyt.
— Soudal Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team (@soudalquickstep) May 10, 2023
Several bruises also for poor Domenico Pozzovivo, such as sore knee, elbow, hip and shoulder.
🩺 Medical update: Domenico Pozzovivo
Domenico Pozzovivo crashed inside the final three kilometers of Giro d’Italia stage 5. He sustained multiple contusions on his knee, hip, elbow, and shoulder and requires stitches on his knee. Domenico’s condition will be evaluated in the… pic.twitter.com/x2GuzU3PUy
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The man who seemed to have come off worst of all, Andrea Vendrame, who was carried off on a stretcher, may instead be able to start today. For him, a very strong contusion in the clavicle area, but no fractures.
— AG2R CITROËN TEAM (@AG2RCITROENTEAM) May 10, 2023