Ineos set to fight on after crash takes Sivakov out of Giro d'Italia

Team Ineos rider Russias Pavel Sivakov crosses the finish line of the fifth stage of the Giro dItalia 2021 cycling race 177 km between Modena and Cattolica EmiliaRomagna on May 12 2021 Photo by Dario BELINGHERI AFP Photo by DARIO BELINGHERIAFP via Getty Images
Ineos Grenadiers' Pavel Sivakov crosses the finish line of stage 5 of 2021 Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Nearly a quarter of an hour after Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) had crossed the Giro’s stage 5 finish line with his arms raised in victory, Ineos Grenadiers' co-leader Pavel Sivakov pedalled wearily under the same gantry and past the lines of photographers waiting for Ewan to go onto the podium, last on the stage and with his GC aspirations in shreds. 

A few hours after the conclusion of the stage, Ineos Grenadiers announced on social media that Sivakov would abandon the race, stating: "Unfortunately, Pavel Sivakov has been forced to withdraw from the Giro d'Italia after injuring his shoulder in a crash on today's stage. All the best for a speedy recovery Pavel!"

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