While Kaden Groves was celebrating his first win in the Giro d’Italia an incident caused by a touch of wheels was playing out behind him.

Stefano Sirotti captured a sequence of images as the crash involving Mark Cavendish, Filippo Fiorelli, David Dekker, Mirco Maestri and Andrea Vendrame as they came to a halt in dramatic style.

 Scroll down the page to see how the fifth stage ended for riders who had been sprinting for the win in Salerno.

Photos by Stefano Sirotti


For more on Groves’ stage win (and other events of stage five), click here.