Kaden Groves has won his second consecutive stage at Vuelta a España ©Getty Images

Australian Kaden Groves sealed his second straight stage win at the Vuelta a España as he led another bunch finish on the fifth day of the tour.

A brilliant sprint from the Alpecin-Deceuninck man saw him pip Italian time trial specialist Filippo Ganna at the line to register a time of 4hour 23min 43sec.

Ineos Grenadiers' Ganna was followed by TotalEnergies' Belgian Dies van Gestel who made up the top three.

"It's a fantastic feeling to win two stages in a row – especially in the green jersey," Groves said. 

"It was another hectic finale with a lot of roundabouts. 

"On top of the climbing there was some wind, which made it nervous. 

"But my team was fantastic again despite losing two guys in the crash on a roundabout near the finish."

As riders reached the final stages of the race, Soudal Quick-Step's Remco Evenepoel beat Groves in the intermediate sprint to take the points.

That gave the Belgian six more seconds to his general classification lead over Spain's Eric Mas of Movistar Team.

A slight crash with just over three kilometres to go caused a slight panic, and reignited memories of yesterday's collision that saw several riders not start today's stage.

Intermarché-Circus-Wanty's Kobe Goossens of Belgium is out with a knee injury, Cofidis' Frenchman Bryan Coquard got a fractured scapula and Portugal's Ruben Guerreiro of Movistar was ruled out with a broken collarbone.

Unlike yesterday, the peloton managed to come out of the collision unscathed.

"With 30km to go, G[eraint Thomas] asked me if I wanted to do the sprint, and I said, 'Yes, why not?', so we decided to do it," Ganna said. 

"I'm really happy because we avoided the crash but I had to come back to the front and spend a lot of energy. 

"So obviously it was hard to do a lot in the sprint but we tried our best."

Groves was handed the perfect leadout from his team which was essential in landing another sprint triumph in the 185.7-kilometre ride from Morella to Burriana.

The result makes him the first Australian to win two consecutive Grand Tour stages.

The race is set to continue tomorrow with a return to the mountains.

Riders are set to travel 181.3km from La Vall d'Uixó to Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre in a gruelling stage where Groves is unlikely to complete his hat-trick.