The Italian rider Fausto Masnada (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec) won Stage 6 of the 102nd Giro d’Italia, 238km from Cassino to San Giovanni Rotondo. Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) and José Rojas (Movistar Team) finished second and third, respectively.
Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) is the new race General Classification leader, wearing the Maglia Rosa.
1 – Fausto Masnada (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec) – 238km in 5h45’01”, average speed 41.389km/h
2 – Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) at 5″
3 – José Rojas (Movistar Team) at 38″
1 – Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates)
2 – Giovanni Carboni (Bardiani CSF) at 1’41”
3 – Nans Peters (AG2R La Mondiale) at 2’09”
Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner Fausto Masnada said: “I’m very happy with this win. I knew today could be the day for the breakaway to succeed. I came to the Giro with a good shape. It was our team’s goal to win a stage and I’m delighted to have achieved it.”
The new race leader Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) said: “I was targeting both stage win and Maglia Rosa but Fausto Masnada is an incredibly strong rider. I’m very happy with what I got. For an Italian rider, it’s fantastic. This is my first time leading a stage race. I’m thrilled.”