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11 May 2017

Dillier wins stage 6 of the Giro d'Italia

Silvan Dillier (BMC Racing Team) won the 217km Reggio Calabria to Terme Luigiane sixth stage of the 100th Giro d’Italia. Jasper Stuyven (Trek – Segafredo) and Lukas Pöstlberger (Bora – Hansgrohe) finished second and third.

Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors) remains the race General Classification leader, wearing the Maglia Rosa.

1 – Silvan Dillier (BMC Racing Team) – 217km in 4h58’01”, average speed 43.688km/h
2 – Jasper Stuyven (Trek – Segafredo) s.t.
3 – Lukas Pöstlberger (Bora – Hansgrohe) at 12”

1 – Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)
2 – Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) at 6″
3 – Adam Yates (Orica – Scott) at 10″


Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner Silvan Dillier said: “I don’t know how I managed to beat Stuyven who is an excellent sprinter, but when it’s a hill top finish I have power and I can push a big gear. I just tried to believe in myself and find some more energy to finish it. This is the biggest victory for me so far.”


Maglia Rosa(pink), general classification leader, sponsored by Enel – Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)

Maglia Ciclamino(cyclamen), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Segafredo – Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors)

Maglia Azzurra (blue), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates)

Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Eurospin – Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)