Alberto Dainese (Staff DSM) was punished for a harmful dash after stage 5 of the Giro d’Italia, after showing to chop throughout Mark Cavendish (Astana Qazaqstan), who went on to crash dramatically over the end line in Salerno.
Dainese crossed the road in fourth place within the messy dash end however was later relegated to final place within the group he was in – the diminished bunch that reached the end collectively after the 2 crashes within the remaining 10km.
The Italian sprinter may even concede any factors gained within the factors classification and obtain a 500CHF fantastic.
“Following a overview from the race jury, Alberto Dainese has been relegated within the outcomes of at the moment’s dash end,” mentioned Staff DSM. “We settle for the jury’s choice and as soon as once more hope those that crashed within the finale are okay.”
Dainese and Cavendish got here collectively inside the ultimate 100 metres of the stage, with Cavendish drifting proper after which Dainese seeking to get out to the left.
Cavendish had appeared set to launch his dash out to the left however his rear wheel slipped on a bit of white paint and he was compelled to relent, selecting to then drift in the direction of the fitting, again into the slipstreams of the main sprinters.
On the identical time, Dainese went left and nipped in entrance of Cavendish’s path as he seemed to open the faucets into open street. Cavendish managed to keep away from contact initially however his entrance wheel hit Dainese’s rear wheel and he was flung over to the fitting.
Remarkably, he didn’t crash, however he buffeted into Inexperienced Undertaking-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè sprinter Filippo Fiorelli, who was pinned towards the boundaries on the fitting, and that brought on him to then bounce off and fly again over to the left.
At that time, his bike did go from beneath him and he slid throughout the road on the moist roads, in a consequence that now stands at fourth place.
Cavendish appeared to emerge from the crash with out severe accidents however as he and his bike slid throughout the street a number of others have been taken out, together with David Dekker (Arkéa-Samsic), Mirco Maestri (Eolo-Kometa), and Andrea Vendrame (AG2R Citroën), who worryingly was taken away on a stretcher.
AG2R later introduced that Vendrame had suffered a shoulder separation in addition to “a wound that requires stitches” within the crash.
The incident is proven within the video under. Do you assume this was the fitting choice from the race jury? Tell us within the feedback under.
That’s a Dianese DQ for me, he chops throughout Cav’s entrance wheel and doesn’t actually give Cav an opportunity.He went for a spot that wasn’t there.#Giro pic.twitter.com/0LsjDIDMx7Could 10, 2023
Dianese’s motion within the final 50m at the moment is ridiculous or is it simply me? Earlier than you say, Cav strikes barely proper…simply have a look at the place Dianese comes from and finishes and ask your self…was this protected?@giroditalia pic.twitter.com/STWEQ9L2g9Could 10, 2023