SCALEA, Italy: Frenchman Arnaud Demare got here by on the road to make it back-to-back victories on the Giro d’Italia after taking stage six, a 192-kilometre (119-mile) experience from Palmi to Scalea, on Thursday (May 12).
Demare, of Groupama–FDJ, was anticipated to go head-to-head with British dash specialist Mark Cavendish and Australian Caleb Ewan in Wednesday’s stage 5 in Sicily, however Demare got here by a packed subject to win with ease.
Fans didn’t miss out on the dash consultants going through off this time round as Demare, Cavendish and Ewan all went for the road in Scalea, with Demare simply pipping Ewan by millimetres, as a annoyed Cavendish got here dwelling in third.
Local Italian rider Diego Rosa was the early pacer-setter, main the flat stage six on his personal for a lot of the race, with all of the groups’ respective sprinters moving into place in a packed peloton additional again.
Rosa relinquished his lead because the peloton closed the hole, with Ewan and Cavendish each wanting in good positions forward of the ultimate dash, earlier than Demare got here out of nowhere to take his seventh profession Giro stage victory in a photograph finish.
Spaniard Juan Pedro Lopez retained the pink jersey and general lead in the final classification.
Stage seven of the Giro is a troublesome, mountainous 198-kilometre experience from Diamante to Potenza.
Source : channelnewsasia.com