CW Live: Giro d'Italia stage five updates, stray dog causes Evenepoel to crash, Kaden Groves wins the stage as Mark Cavendish crashes

Bringing you all of the action from stage five of the Corsa Rosa

Good morning and a warm welcome to today's Cycling Weekly live blog, where I, Tom Thewlis will be bringing you all of the essential news in the world of cycling.

I'll also be taking you through stage five of the Giro d'Italia from Atripalda to Salerno.

While on paper stage five appears to be a rare opportunity for the sprinters, the earlier half of the course could end up destroying any possibility of the fast men making it to the line for a mass bunch sprint.

You can check out the stage five route in more detail in our Giro route analysis.

Are you planning on tuning into the Giro today? Find out how you can catch all the action in our how to watch guide.

Key updates (BST)

- 09:35 am - Cyclist killed in Mallorca
- 10:37 am - Team DSM to be relaunched in mid-June
- 11:24 am - UCI Track Champions League to return to London in November
- 11:38 - Giro d'Italia stage four recap
- 12:08 - We're underway with four riders in the days breakaway
- 12:38 - Remco Evenepoel crashes after stray dog runs into the road

Andreas Leknessund

(Image credit: Getty Images)

Cyclist killed in Mallorca after motorcyclist under influence of drugs collides with group ride head on 

New laws to allow longer lorries on UK roads 'could cost lives' of pedestrians and cyclists

Team DSM to be relaunched in mid-June as DSM-Firmenich in time for Tour de France

Peloton set for a day of rain at Giro d'Italia

UCI Track Champions League to return to London in November

ICYMI Giro stage four recap 

We're underway!

Thibaut Pinot on the move 

Evenepoel is down!

Thumbs up from the World Champion

Evenepoel back safely in the bunch, 132 kilometres to go 

Who will grab the win in Salerno?

Evenepoel crash 

Hello! Adam here, taking over the live blog while Tom gets some lunch. It is still wet in south Italy.

119km to go: However, all is not over for the three men - Champion, Zoccarato and Gandin up front. The twists and turns on the final few kilometres could mean they last longer than it looks like at the moment. Still, that appears to be all they can dream of right now. It is as relaxed as it can be in the bunch right now.

118km to go: It is relaxed enough for some riders to stop for - umm - a comfort breaks. For those of you keeping track, Trek are riding for Mads Pedersen; DSM are riding as they have the pink jersey wearer, Andreas Leknessund; Arkéa are riding for David Dekker; Alpecin are riding for Kaden Groves, and UAE are riding for Pascal Ackermann. All of whom are solid options come the end of the day. Oh and Movistar are there for Fernando Gaviria too. No-one is putting the pressure on.

92km to go: What a filthy and sodden descent the riders are enduring right now. The care they are taking is clear to see and they will no doubt be relieved to get back to level ground – or even the next climb – after this. They would have been expecting more weather-wise from southern Italy.


53 kilometres to go: We're into the final 50 kilometres of the days action and the breakaway to the gap is down to 50 seconds. All of the riders have crested the final climb of the day and now we're heading downhill pretty much all the way to the line. 

KOM result

47 kilometres to go: Correction! Looks like Champion was first at the intermediate sprint point earlier with Gandin in second.

Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) grabbed the remaining point when the peloton arrived with Michael Matthews (Jayco AIULA in second and Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck) in third.  

34 kilometres to go: The gap back to the peloton for the break has jumped back out to a minute and a half as we came off the final descent. It has been such a horrible day out for the riders in this weather.

Jayco-AIUla seem full of confidence after Michael Matthews' stage win earlier this week and are working along with Trek-Segafredo and Alpecin-Deceuninck to try and bring the breakaway back. 

31 kilometres to go: The peloton seem understandably very unwilling to take any risks as they chase the breakaway as the roads are incredibly slippery.

After being beaten by Matthews earlier this week, you get the feeling that Pedersen at Trek will be determined to grab the victory this afternoon. 

25 kilometres to go: Gandin (Corratec) has just won the second intermediate sprint of the day, getting one over Champion (Cofidis) who beat him earlier.

Thanks to the work of Jayco and Trek, the breakaways advantage has been cut right down again to just 38 seconds. 

Tour de Hongrie

19 kilometres to go:  Back to the Giro!

As the leaders came out of the intermediate sprint point, Zoccarato launched a big attack which Champion and Gandin were unable to answer.

It does seem all in vain though, as the peloton will almost certainly sweep up the trio of leaders before too long. 

14 kilometres to go: Gandin and Champion's exploits are over for the day! The duo are back in the main field.

Zoccarato is still up the road, but his lead will slowly begin to plummet. The Italian has noticeably experienced a few issues with his gearing which won't be helping. 

11 kilometres to go: On the long straight road into Salerno the bunch will be able to see Zoccarato now. He's got 40 seconds on them as the riders sail alongside the seafront.

9 kilometres to go:  Ineos Grenadiers and Filippo Ganna have moved to the front of the bunch.

The Italian will be attempting to keep Tao Geoghegan Hart and Geraint Thomas out of trouble as the finish approaches. Zoccarato has just 17 seconds now.

Seven kilometres to go: It's all back together! Zoccarato is back amongst the peloton mainly thanks to Ganna absolutely thundering along on the front of the main field.

Alpecin-Deceuninck are looking very well organised towards the front of the bunch as they look to set up Kaden Groves.  

Six kilometres to go: There's been another crash! On the very last corner of the entire stage.

It looked like Groves and a couple of Alpecin riders were caught up in it. We've got a few splits in the field as a result of that pile up.

Looks like Leknessund has been caught out in the Maglia Rosa along with Thymen Arensman of Ineos Grenadiers. 

Five kilometres to go: Pascal Ackermann (UAE Team Emirates) and Fernando Gaviria (Movistar) were also involved there. They won't be involved in the sprint finish.

Looks like Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) was also involved too!

Four kilometres to go: Mark Cavendish (Astana Qazaqstan) managed to avoid that crash. He's in the front group along with Jonathan Milan.

Hugh Carthy (EF Education-EasyPost) and Roglic are absolutely motoring trying to get back into the front group.

Scary moment for some of the favourites! What a day!

Two kilometres to go: Matthews is right in there for Jayco as is Pedersen.

We've had another huge crash! Evenepoel is down again! 

There'll be no time loss for Evenepoel there, but what a day for him. You have to feel for the Belgian.

Looks like Aleksandr Vlasov (Bora-Hansgrohe) was also caught up there!

One kilometre to go: Jayco are on the front of the bunch looking to lead out Matthews, it's going to go crazy any minute now! 

600 metres to go: Here goes DSM looking to set up Alberto Dainese!

Cavendish and Matthews are on their wheel!

Huge crash on the line! Mark Cavendish smashes into the floor! Awful scenes!

Kaden Groves wins the day for Alpecin-Deceuninck but what a hideous looking crash that was for the Manxman!

We'll have further updates as soon as we get them.

Evenepoel still isn't over the line and he looks absolutely furious.

We'll have more on Evenepoel and Cavendish crashing heavily as soon as we get it. 

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