Giro d’Italia: Tom Dumoulin abandons on stage five following crash

  • Dutch rider came down in heavy crash on stage four
  • Start of fifth stage met by foul weather conditions

Former Giro d’Italia winner Tom Dumoulin abandoned the race shortly after the start of the fifth stage, amid foul weather conditions on Wednesday.

The Dutch rider, winner in 2017 and one of the favourites for the three-week race, injured his left knee in a massive pileup about six kilometres from the line in a 235km ride from Orbetello on Tuesday.

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