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2013 Tirreno-Adriatico, Stage 6 - Nibali in pole position
 
By Mark Sharon
Date: 3/11/2013
2013 Tirreno-Adriatico, Stage 6 - Nibali in pole position
 
2013 Tirreno-Adriatico


2013 Tirreno-Adriatico

Mar 11, Stage Six: Porto Sant'Elpidio - Porto Sant'Elpidio, 209 km

Vicenzo Nibali (Astana) launched a late attack to propel himself into the Maglia Azzura with just one stage remaining. Overnight leader Chris Froome (SKY) could not match the pace on the last of three ascents of the ferociously steep climb to Sant’Elpidio a Mare with riders slowing to a near standstill on the 27% ramps.

The Brit who had claimed the race leadership on stage 5, won by Joaquin Rodriguez, found himself distanced in the finale as what was left of the peloton stretched and snapped into three distinct groups on the ascent. Nibali (Astana) took advantage on the subsequent descent and used his skills to forge clear with Peter Sagan (Cannondale) in tow.

The pair were joined by Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) in a tense run to the line. With Sagan and Nibali making their move Rodriguez made a bid for the final podium by bridging across, the pair combining to hold off a chasing group of Contador, Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Chris Horner (RadioShack-Leopard) and Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini). Sagan merely had to stamp on the pedals a little harder to take the stage two seconds ahead of Nibali, with Rodriguez in third..

Froome, on his own for the first time in the race, fought to get back across to the next set of chasers and finished the stage in 19th.

Nibali has a cushion of 34 seconds over Froome going into the last stage, a 9.2km individual time trial in San Benedetto del Tronto.

Stage 6 Results

1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 5:45:17  
2 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:02  
3 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha    
4 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:00:44  
5 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
6 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard    
7 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
8 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:00:50  
9 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
10 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
11 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
12 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team    
13 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
14 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
15 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
16 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
17 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida    
18 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
19 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling    
20 Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:01:55  
21 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ    
22 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge 0:01:56  
23 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling    
24 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:02:16  
25 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
26 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team    
27 José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura    
28 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
29 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team    
30 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    


OVERALL STANDINGS

1 - Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) - Astana - (27:57:26)
2 - Chris Froome - Team Sky - (+34)
3 - Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) - Katyusha - (+37)

4 - Alberto Contador (ESP) - Saxo - Tinkoff - (+48)
5 - Michal Kwiatkowski (POL) - Omega Pharma - Quick-Step - (+58)
6 - Chris Horner (USA) - RadioShack - (+1:05)
7 - Mauro Santambrogio (ITA) - Vini Fantini - (+1:20)
8 - Przemyslaw Niemiec (POL) - Lampre - (+2:54)
9 - Andrey Amador (CRC) - Movistar - (+2:58)
10 - Wout Poels (NED) - Vacansoleil - (+3:08)
11 - Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) - AG2R - (+3:10)
12 - Roman Kreuziger (CZE) - Saxo - Tinkoff - (+3:27)
13 - Sergio Henao (COL) - Team Sky - (+3:31)
14 - Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP) - Movistar - (+4:50)
15 - Daniel Moreno (ESP) - Katyusha - (+4:56)
16 - Matteo Rabottini (ITA) - Vini Fantini - (+5:25)
17 - Juan José Cobo (ESP) - Movistar - (+5:35)
18 - Samuel Sánchez (ESP) - Euskaltel - (+5:55)
19 - Daniel Martin (IRL) - Garmin - (+6:50)
20 - Damiano Caruso (ITA) - Cannondale - (+7:04)
21 - Bauke Mollema (NED) - Blanco - (+7:16)
22 - Cadel Evans (AUS) - BMC Racing - (+9:25)
23 - José Mendes (POR) - NetApp - (+9:27)
24 - Paul Voß (GER) - NetApp - (+9:38)
25 - Rigoberto Urán (COL) - Team Sky - (+10:38)
26 - Daniele Pietropolli (ITA) - Lampre - (+16:16)
27 - Arthur Vichot (FRA) - FDJ - (+16:56)
28 - Tom-Jelte Slagter (NED) - Blanco - (+17:08)
29 - Tony Martin (GER) - Omega Pharma - Quick-Step - (+18:15)
30 - Egoi Martínez (ESP) - Euskaltel - (+18:19)

 


Stage 5 Results - Top 5

1 – Joaquim Rodriguez (ESP) – Katusha – 6:06:43
2 – Bauke Mollema (NED) – Blanco Cycling - +8
3 – Alberto Contador (ESP) – Team Saxo-Tinkoff - +8
4 – Mauro Santambrogio (ITA) – Farnese Vini – +8
5 – Chris Horner (USA) – RadioShack - Leopard – +8
6 – Chris Froome (GBR) – Team Sky – +8

Race Route for 2013

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