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Demare wins stage 6 of the Giro d’Italia, Almeida retains the Maglia Rosa


Arnaud Démare (Groupama – FDJ) won Stage 6 of the 103rd Giro d’Italia, 188km from Castrovillari to Matera. Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) and Fabio Felline (Astana Pro Team) finished second and third, respectively.


João Almeida (Deceuninck – Quick – Step) retains the Maglia Rosa and leads the general classification.



1 – Arnaud Démare (Groupama – FDJ) – 188km in 4h54’38”, average speed 38.285km/h

2 – Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) s.t.

3 – Fabio Felline (Astana Pro Team) s.t



1 – João Almeida (Deceuninck – Quick-Step)

2 – Pello Bilbao (Bahrain – McLaren) at 43”

3 – Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) at 48″



Maglia Rosa (pink), general classification leader, sponsored by Enel – João Almeida (Deceuninck – Quick – Step)

Maglia Ciclamino (cyclamen), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Segafredo Zanetti – Arnaud Demare (Groupama – FDJ)

Maglia Azzurra (blue), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – Filippo Ganna (Team Ineos Grenadiers)

Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Eurospin – João Almeida (Deceuninck – Quick – Step)

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner Arnaud Démare said: “Two days ago it wasn’t a perfect sprint but today it’s super! I wasn’t sure if I could overcome the climb but I found the best position when it flattened a bit. I said that the earlier I’d win a stage, the more stages I’d win in this Giro. This is pure pleasure!

The Maglia Rosa João Almeida said: “I rode in the front of the bunch in the last kms to avoid any crash and to lose seconds. It’s my fourth day in Maglia Rosa, unbelievable!



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