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GIRO’22 Stage 6: Double Démare For a French Two in a Row!

Giro Stage 6 Race Report: After a lower than thrilling day on the Giro d’Italia, stage 6 got here all the way down to the anticipated dash end. And it was fairly a dash. It took the digicam to separate Caleb Ewan, Arnaud Démare and Mark Cavendish. Démare gained the dash by the smallest margin. Juan Pedro López held the general lead.

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The ultimate Ok

No time to have a good time on the road

The sixth stage of the Giro d’Italia was gained by Arnaud Démare. The Frenchman managed to move Caleb Ewan within the remaining dash, though the distinction was not seen to the bare eye. A photograph end confirmed that the Frenchman turned out to be the higher of the Australian by a couple of millimetres.

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López is 24 and Valverde is 42

The Route
Stage 6 is undemanding. It follows a large roadway alongside the ss.18 trunk highway, with a couple of tunnels alongside the course. An extended but delicate climb, main from Mileto to the Razza airport in Vibo Valentia, is the one obstacle alongside the route.

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Last kilometres
The route enters city Scalea for the stage finale, and is raced on vast, straight and well-paved roads, with one final roundabout on the 3km mark.

The beginning village in Palmi

The jerseys at the beginning of stage 6 – possibly a change within the factors jersey?

For the second day in a row, there was little enthusiasm for an early break. Pascal Eenkhoorn and Bauke Mollema took off from the beginning, however it turned out to be nothing severe. Whereas they have been chatting, the 2 Dutchmen have been caught, however no additional assaults have been forthcoming, even the Italian wildcard groups held again. Thomas De Gendt and Dries De Bondt set the tempo on the entrance of the peloton, though the primary kilometres have been ridden at a simple tempo.

Stage 6 leaves Palmi

After greater than 20 kilometres, there was an assault from the peloton. It was Diego Rosa who made the transfer. The 33-year-old Italian climber from EOLO-Kometa went on a protracted, courageous and lonely trip. The peloton let him go and Rosa’s lead shortly rose to five minutes in the direction of the highest of the one climb of the day. On the summit, the lone chief took 3 mountain factors. KOM, Lennard Kämna, the primary of the peloton for two factors.

A day for the sprinters

Rosa was nonetheless alone on the intermediate dash in Vibo Valentina, the place the Italian took the complete 12 factors. Then we had three riders from Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli. The Italian crew determined to enter battle simply earlier than the intermediate dash, within the hope of getting off the entrance. Filippo Tagliani, Eduardo Sepúlveda and Simone Ravanelli have been the attackers who went by means of the dash in that order, taking the factors away from the riders with ambitions for the factors classification.

It was Diego Rosa (EOLO-Kometa) who went up the highway

Of the quick males, solely factors jersey wearer Arnaud Démare and his greatest challenger Biniam Girmay have been actually within the intermediate dash. The younger Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert rider pushed his wheel over the road simply forward of Démare for 4 factors, the Frenchman needed to be happy with three. The Drone Hopper trio have been caught. Rosa nonetheless had a lead of round 4 minutes.

Démare’s Groupama crew did a number of the case work

The sprinter’s groups weren’t involved as Rosa nonetheless had greater than a 100 kilometres to cowl to the end in Scalea. Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) took care of the lion’s share of the work on the head of the peloton and Groupama-FDJ, Démare’s crew, additionally put two males on the chase. Finally Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl took duty, aiming for a dash with high favorite Mark Cavendish, however they didn’t take the now drained Rosa too early.

Good little bit of shade beneath that tree

Juan Pedro Lopez (Trek-Segafredo) and Sam Oomen (Jumbo-Visma) within the peloton

The dash groups let the Italian wrestle on for a bit for tactical causes, however with 28 kilometres to go, Rosa’s solo trip got here to an finish and we might then put together for one more bunch dash end. Within the final 10 kilometres the lead-out trains got here ahead and the battle began for the very best positions. Israel-Premier Tech took command beneath the two kilometre banner, hoping to pilot Giacomo Nizzolo to victory. They’d taken the lead too early and have been swamped by Groupama-FDJ.

Rosa had a lonely day

The peloton had a day on the seaside

It was Ewan who shot out of the heaving mass and appeared to be on his strategy to victory, however Démare turned out to have an additional gear in his legs. The Frenchman got here subsequent to the Australian and had a remaining soar. It was not clear after the end who had crossed the road first. A photograph end needed to determine the winner and the judges lastly got here to the conclusion that Démare was the primary to push his wheel over the road. A dissatisfied Cavendish was third. Biniam Girmay and Nizzolo stuffed the top-5.

Who gained?

It was shut… very shut

Stage winner Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ): “It was very tight. I had the sensation that I had gained however it was scorching so I waited for the photo-finish. A win is typically determined by little or no. It’s on my favour at this time. The crew has carried out an incredible job at this time. My positioning was glorious at each roundabout. It’s one other nice crew victory. I solely had 100 metres to overtake Cavendish. I threw my bike on the road and it made the distinction. Many individuals underestimate me however it’s my 86th victory at this time, my seventh on the Giro d’Italia. It counts. It’s great.”

Extra factors for Arnaud Démare

Maglia Rosa, Juan Pedro López Perez (Trek-Segafredo): “I don’t know why it was so gradual at this time however for positive I loved the day. It was all beneath the management of the sprinters groups. It will likely be very completely different tomorrow however we’re prepared with the crew to defend the Maglia Rosa.”

López nonetheless in pink, however tomorrow….

# Maintain it PEZ for every little thing pink. #

Giro d’Italia Stage 6 End result:
1. Arnaud Démare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ in 5:02:33
2. Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal
3. Mark Cavendish (GB) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl
4. Biniam Girmay (Eri) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
5. Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Israel-Premier Tech
6. Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain-Victorious
7. Andrea Vendrame (Ita) AG2R Citroën
8. Simone Consonni (Ita) Cofidis
9. Vincenzo Albanese (Ita) EOLO-Kometa
10. Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo.

Giro d’Italia General After Stage 6:
1. Juan Pedro López (Spa) Trek-Segafredo in 23:23:40
2. Lennard Kämna (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:38
3. Rein Taaramäe (Est) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux at 0:58
4. Simon Yates (GB) BikeExchange-Jayco at 1:42
5. Mauri Vansevenant (Bel) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl at 1:47
6. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) BORA-hansgrohe at 1:51
7. João Almeida (Por) UAE Workforce Emirates at 1:54
8. Pello Bilbao Bahrain-Victorious at 1:56
9. Richie Porte (Aus) INEOS Grenadiers at 2:04
10. Romain Bardet (Fra) DSM at 2:06.

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