Assaults! Jumbo and Trek
There is a Drone Hopper-Androni rider within the entrance row however he is staying there for now.
Lotto Soudal are amassed on the entrance however they do not have something to patrol right here.
Actually nobody needs to interrupt away
An EF rider pings out however offers the digicam a smile. Not a severe one.
The flag is waved and we’re away
We’re approaching the tip of the impartial now. Let’s examine who’s up for the breakaway in the present day. Bais and Tagliani maybe…?
An enormous story from yesterday’s stage was Fernando Gaviria’s frustration. The Colombian completed second and bounced his entrance wheel earlier than later bashing his saddle and shouting ‘fucking shit bike’.
It appears he was caught within the 14 sprocket, spinning out, and it appears he’ll have some grovelling to do with Colnago and Campagnolo.
Gaviria lashes out at ‘s**t bike’ after Giro d’Italia dash miss
We’re rolling. The riders are on their solution to kilometre-zero.
That is the map of in the present day’s stage. It hugs the coast and the identical highway for almost the entire stage. There’s an early climb but it surely’s a reasonably easy one. The end is arrow straight – no corners to barter so one massive drag strip for the lead-out trains.
Earlier than we get going, now’s the time to make amends for yesterday’s motion. Report, outcomes, pictures all within the hyperlink beneath.
The final of the riders are signing on forward of the roll-out at 12:35 native time. It is one other lengthy impartial zone so the stage will formally get underway at 12:50 – or in slightly below half an hour’s time.
That is the scene in Palmi as we put together for in the present day’s stage.
After yesterday’s bunch end in Messina, we have now one other alternatives for the sprinters on this largely flat run up the coast from Palmi to Scalea. It is a straight line north and about as simple as they arrive. There was a query mark over crosswinds but it surely seems to be a peaceful day, so we will anticipate a full bunch dash, this time together with Mark Cavendish and Caleb Ewan, who have been ridden out of competition on yesterday’s mid-stage climb.
Hiya and welcome to Cyclingnews’ dwell protection of stage 6 of the Giro d’Italia.