Belgian Cyclist Crashes After Dog Runs Into Peloton During Race In Italy

  • Remco Evenepoel crashed twice during Stage 5 of the 2023 Giro d’Italia Wednesday, but it wasn’t the slick conditions that brought the race favorite down the first time.
  • The 23-year-old Soudal Quick-Step rider was already 152 kilometers in during the 171-kilometer race when a dog on a sidewalk appeared to run into the street as the peloton passed.
  • Video showed the animal beeline toward the pack, forcing Evenepoel to the ground. Teammate Davide Ballerini also went down as a result of the crash.
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