At the start of Morella, three teams with one driver less arrived in their bus before the fifth stage. It was about Intermaché without Kobbe Gossens, Movistar without Ruben Guerreiro and Cofidis without Bryan Coquard. In the final part of day four, on the outskirts of Tarragona, a crash weighed on several riders. None of them gave up and all managed to reach the finish line losing a lot of time, but some of them had a bad night… and with multiple injuries. In the case of Gossens, who shone at the Mallorca Challenge earlier in the season, A deep knee wound put him out of action. Coaquard was also sidelined from the game with a possible fractured shoulder blade, and Ruben Guerreiro left the game with a broken collarbone.
It’s a notable loss for Movistar as the Portuguese was in charge and try to help Enric Mas on the mountain. He also had to give up early in the Tour de France due to a fall, in a complicated second part of the season after a great start. Already in this fifth stage, the Jayco team was hardest hit. In the neutralized section of the start Eddie Dunbar, the team’s reinforcement for the General and seventh in the Giro, suffered a major blow after a fall and was unable to continue. On the way, Italian Filippo Zana got off his bike with stomach problems. Day of setbacks