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Gaviria beats Sagan to win stage 6 of Tirreno-Adriatico

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Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) beat Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) to take the victory in the sixth stage of Tirreno-Adriatico. Nairo Quintana retains the blue leader’s jersey ahead of the final time trial on Tuesday

The main break of the day consisted of Ben Gastauer (AG2R La Mondiale), Davide Ballerini and Raffaello Bonusi (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), Simone Andreetta and Mirco Maestri (Bardiani-CSF), Alan Marangoni (Nippo-Vini Fantini), Jonas Henttala (Novo Nordisk) with Pavel Kochetkov (Katusha-Alpecin) bridging across.

A train forced the peloton to stop at a level crossing and the gap ballooned. However, organisers decided to hold the break at the foot of the only KOM and reestablish the original gap.

The finish featured another tough circuit, which ended the breakaway’s chances. Multiple late-stage attacks came on the tough finish, with Juan José Lobato, Bob Jungels and Peter Sagan, wearing the points jersey, all trying. Finally a trio of Fabio Felline, Mattia Cattaneo and Niki Terpstra got a gap but were eventually reeled back with 2.5km to go by a small sprint group off the front of the peloton.

Tirreno-Adriatico 2017 – stage 6 results (Ascoli Piceno – Civitanova Marche):

1 Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors)

4:09:31

2 Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe)

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3 Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo)

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4 Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors)

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5 Jens Debusschere (Lotto Soudal)

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6 Elia Viviani (Team Sky)

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7 Scott Thwaites (Dimension Data)

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8 Eduard Grosu (Nippo – Vini Fantini)

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9 Anthony Roux (FDJ)

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10 Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto Soudal)

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General classification after stage 6:

1 Nairo Quintana (Movistar)

25:44:28

2 Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)

+50”

3 Rohan Dennis (BMC)

+1’06”

4 Primoz Roglic (LottoNl-Jumbo)

+01’15”

5 Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)

+01’19”

6 Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)

+01’23”

7 Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac)

+01’30”

8 Jonathan Castroviejo (Movistar)

+01’32”

9 Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)

+01’37”

10 Simon Spilak (Katusha-Alpecin)

+01’59”