Sivakov's Giro d'Italia aspirations evaporate with stage 5 crash

Pavel Sivakov (Ineos Grenadiers) rides next to maglia rosa Alessandro de Marchi on stage 5 before his crash
Pavel Sivakov (Ineos Grenadiers) rides next to maglia rosa Alessandro de Marchi on stage 5 before his crash (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Pavel Sivakov (Ineos Grenadiers) crashed hard with 15km left to race of the stage to Cattolica, ending his overall hopes in the Giro d’Italia first with a massive time loss and later with news from his team that he would drop out of the race.

The young Russian rider seemed to touch wheels with a teammate and crashed hard, suffering cuts to his right leg and arm.

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