Tirreno-Adriatico: Kittel wins stage six as Team Sky's Michal Kwiatkowski leads the race
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Tirreno-Adriatico: Kittel wins stage six as Team Sky’s Michal Kwiatkowski leads the race

Tirreno-Adriatico

Kittel has left champion Sagan behind claiming his second win in this season’s Tirreno-Adriatico tour. On the other hand, Team Sky’s Michal Kwiatkowski has taken the race’s overall lead ahead of Italian rider Damiano Caruso going into today’s last stage of the event.

 

“The guys did a great job and I’m proud of the team. We controlled the race and I’m really happy to be able to win for the team,” said Kittel, whose yesterday’s victory came after winning the second stage last week at Follonica.

 

“I’m sorry for Gaviria’s fall but we remained focused, I am proud of this team.” Kittle said after the 153km route from Numana saw a major crash caused by Colombian rider Fernando Gaviria (Quick Step) who suffered a broken left hand. Now the rider has to undergo an urgent surgery which can potentially keep him out of the road for at least one month or two, his team confirmed.

 

“I think we have to be happy with how the stage went as it was nervous, a very hectic final and we are still leading the race,” Kwiatkowski said. “Caruso is such a good time triallist and he is racing in his home, Italy,” said Kwiatkowski.

 

 

Tirreno-Adriatico Stage six brief Results

 

 

Marcel Kittel (Ger), Katusha-Alpecin – 3:49:54

Peter Sagan (Svk), Bora-Hansgrohe

Maximiliano Richeze (Arg), Quick-Step Floors

Sacha Modolo (Ita), EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale

Zdenek Stybar (Cze), Quick-Step Floors

Jens Debusschere (Bel), Lotto Soudal

Marco Canola (Ita), Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini

Simone Consonni (Ita), UAE Team Emirates

Eduard Grosu (Rom), Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini

Rick Zabel (Ger), Katusha-Alpecin

 

 

General classification after stage 6

 

Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol), Team Sky – 25:21:22

Damiano Caruso (Ita), BMC Racing Team

Mikel Landa (Spa), Movistar Team

Geraint Thomas (GBr), Team Sky

Rigoberto Uran (Col), EF Education First-Drapac

Adam Yates (GBr), Mitchelton-Scott

Davide Formolo (Ita), Bora-Hansgrohe

Tiesj Benoot (Bel), Lotto Soudal

George Bennett (NZl), LottoNL-Jumbo

Jaime Roson (Spa), Movistar Team

 


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