Ewan wins sprint finish, Nizzolo is runner-up again Pre-race favourite Landa crashes out in frenetic finale Ineos Grenadiers dealt blow as Sivakov crashes hard Caleb Ewan was back to his brilliant best on Wednesday when the Lotto-Soudal sprinter won stage five at the Giro d'Italia just minutes after general classification hopeful Mikel Landa had crashed out. Having missed out on stage two – won by Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Fenix) – Ewan who is aiming to become part of a select group of riders to win stages in all three grand tours in the same year, proved once again why he is one of the best sprinters in cycling right now. Having spent all day tucked in behind his team-mates, who broadly speaking controlled much of the 177-kilometre panflat stage from Modena to Cattolica, the tiny Australian remained calm throughout a chaotic finale in which there were several crashes on the tight, technical run-in to the line near the Adriatic coast. Much like the approach to the line, the bunch sprint involving around a dozen teams was frenetic. After being briefly delayed by a wobbling Merlier, Ewan regained his composure before jumping onto the wheel of Elia Viviani (Cofidis) around 125 metres from the line then launching himself beyond European champion Giacomo Nizzolo (Qhubeka-Assos) just shy of the line to secure victory.