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Giro d'Italia 2013 - Stage 6 Report, Results & Video
By Mark Sharon
Date: 5/9/2013
Giro d'Italia 2013 - Stage 6 Report, Results & Video
Giro 2013

Giro d'Italia 2013 - Stage 6: from Mola di Bari to Margherita di Savoia, 169km: Mark Cavendish wins and dedicates victory to Wouter Weylandts.

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Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) dedicated his second win of the Giro d'Italia to Wouter Weylandt, who died two years ago today on a stage of the Giro. Cavendish took the stage by a bike length from Elia Viviani (Cannondale) and Matt Goss (Orica-GreenEdge). Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ) was fourth banging his handlebars in frustration.

Giro Stage 6

Cavendish dedicates win to Wouter Weylandts © Gazetta dello Sport

The sprint came after a fast stage that saw two pile-ups in the last 35 kilometres. Cavendish managed to avoid both thanks to a well-drilled performmance from his lead out train, led by the ever present Gert Steegmans, who he hugged immediately the peloton had crossed the line. Luca Paolini was also safely up the front during the crashes and retained the maglia rosa for another day, perhaps his last.

Giro Stage 5

Cavendish wins © Gazetta dello Sport

Cavendish likens team to kit car, calls himself the exhaust

After the race Cavendish described how his team came good for the sprint, "Imagine if you get a kit car. You build it, you start it and it goes brmmm. You know that feeling? It's like that. There are all the bits of the engine. I am just the exhaust, the last bit that makes all the noise. That's how it feels, everything just fits together. If you do everything right you do it better than the others."

Giro Stage 5

Stage 6 Map © Gazetta dello Sport

Bradley Wiggins trapped by crash

The bulk of the day was given over to a long break by Aussie duo Jack Bobridge (Blanco) and Cameron Wurf (Cannondale) who escaped at 14km covered and remained out in front until the race entered the first of the two 16km circuits of the finish. There are had already been a multi-rider crash at 40km when a second much bigger pile-up choked the finishing straight.

With barriers hemming the riders in a traffic jam developed. Trapped behind it was Bradley Wiggins whio had had to change bikes and was racing to catch-up. The scenes of chaos saw riders wading through the melee wiht their bikes held aloft. Ahead around 40 riders were unaffected but Ag2R and Luca Paolini's Katusha were obviously workign to keep a lid on any idea of taking advantage. There weren't that many kilometres left to allow the bulk of the peloton to regroup but a feverish catchup led by Sky saw a regroupement after about 13 kilometres.

With the race back to a semblence of the pre-crash situation the pace picked up, led on the front by Bradley Wiggins. He couldn't afford another crash, not until the peloton was safely past the 3km to go point when anyone crashign would be unaffected on time. He duly peeled off with about 2.8 kilometres left. From then on it was a fast and furious charge. All eyes were on Cavendish who duly delivered. The desperation to be there for the battle saw indiscipline from Mattia Gavazzi (Androni Giocattoli) who yanked Robbie Hunter (Garmin-Sharp) out of the way. Hunter didn't take kindly to the Italian's methods and the two had a heated exchange after the line, with Gavazzi quickly offering conciliation.

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Tomorrows stage 7 is a bumpy 177km from Marina di Salvo to Pescara, starting and finishing on the coast but looping inland. None of the climbs are taxing in their own right but the the sheer number of them will make the liklihood of an out and out sprinter's victory unlikely.

Giro Stage 5

Stage 6 Map © Gazetta dello Sport


Stage 6 Results - Top 50

1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 3:56:03
2 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
3 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
4 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ  
5 Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
6 Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
7 Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
8 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack Leopard  
9 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
10 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
11 Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas (Col) Colombia  
12 Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
13 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
14 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
15 Ioannis Tamouridis (Gre) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
16 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
17 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team  
18 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
19 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ  
20 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha  
21 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha  
22 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
23 Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
24 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
25 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
26 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Sharp  
27 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
28 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Lotto Belisol  
29 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
30 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
31 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
32 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha  
33 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol  
34 Dalivier Ospina Navarro (Col) Colombia  
35 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
36 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
37 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
38 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida  
39 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
40 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia  
41 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team  
42 Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard  
43 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
44 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
45 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia  
46 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
47 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia  
48 Diego Rosa (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
49 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
50 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  

General Classification

1 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha 23:52:42
2 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:00:17
3 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:26
4 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:31
5 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp 0:00:34
6 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling  
7 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha 0:00:36
8 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 0:00:37
9 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:00:39
10 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:42
11 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
12 Robert Gesink (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:00:45
13 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha 0:00:46
14 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:00:54
15 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:55
16 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard 0:01:00
17 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:01:15
18 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:18
19 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:01:19
20 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:01:23
21 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida  
22 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:25
23 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:01:34
24 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:01:37
25 Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:01:39
26 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:41
27 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
28 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:01:49
29 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:52
30 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:02:15
31 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:02:18
32 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:02:21
33 Diego Rosa (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:02:24
34 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida 0:02:32
35 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:02:38
36 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:02:42
37 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:02:46
38 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ 0:02:48
39 Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack Leopard 0:02:53
40 Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 0:02:55
41 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:02:57
42 Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia 0:02:59
43 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:03:03
44 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:03:04
45 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 0:03:06
46 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia  
47 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 0:03:07
48 Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ 0:03:09
49 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha 0:03:18
50 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 0:03:20

Race Route for 2013

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Giro 2013 Route © Gazetta dello Sport


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