GC shakeup at the Giro

16 May 2019

GC shakeup at the Giro

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Giro d'Italia stage six: Cassino - San Giovanni Rotondo, 238km

Tao Geoghegan Hart and Pavel Sivakov dropped down the overall standings as Fausto Masnada (Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec) won stage six of the Giro d’Italia from the breakaway and Valerio Conti (UAE-Team Emirates) took the overall lead.
 
The duo were part of a 13-man break that were allowed to amass a large lead, with race leader Primoz Roglic’s Jumbo-Visma team happy to cede the maglia rosa at this early stage of the race as the peloton finished 7’13” down on the Italian duo.
 
The result leaves Sivakov in 28th overall, 6’48” down on Conti, with Geoghegan Hart 7’43” behind the UAE Emirates rider.
Nico Portal

Nico Portal

It was a long day on the bike, but the guys were happy as some of them were recovering from crashes, Tao is feeling better and better and Salva too."
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- DS Nico Portal

“It was a long day on the bike, but the guys were happy as some of them were recovering from crashes, Tao is feeling better and better and Salva too.

“On one hand you can say there was a chance to get in a break and try to win the stage, but everything was pretty clear that we should stay with Tao and Pavel and everyone has one more day to recover. It was a perfect day in that regard.”
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What’s next?
 
Stage seven could be an unpredictable day which will be targeted by sprinters and riders looking to repeat stage six’s breakaway success. There are two ascents of importance  that punctuate the 185km course, one at 50km to go, but the key one will be the ramp up to the finish which could influence the overall standings.
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Stage six result

1. Fausto Masnada (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) 5:45:01
2. Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) +5"
3. José Joaquín Rojas (Movistar) +38"
4. Rubén Plaza (Israel Cycling Academy) s.t.
5. Giovanni Carboni (Bardiani-CSF) +43"
36. Pavel Sivakov (Team INEOS) +7'19"
43. Tao Geoghegan Hart (Team INEOS) s.t.


Overall standings

1. Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) 25:22:00
2. Giovanni Carboni (Ita) Bardiani-CSF) +1'41"
3. Nans Peters (Ag2r La Mondiale) +2'09"
4. José Joaquín Rojas (Movistar) +2'12"
5. Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ) +2'19"
28. Pavel Sivakov (Team INEOS) +6'48"
38. Tao Geoghegan Hart (Team INEOS) +7'43"

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