Mads Pedersen (Trek – Segafredo) has won Stage 6 of the 106th Giro d’Italia, the 162km long Napoli-Napoli. Jonathan Milan (Bahrain – Victorious) and Pascal Ackermann (UAE Team Emirates) finished second and third respectively.
Andreas Leknessund (Team DSM) retains the Maglia Rosa.
1 – Mads Pedersen (Trek – Segafredo) – 162 km in 3h’44’45″, average speed 43.248 km/h
2 – Jonathan Milan (Bahrain – Victorious) s.t.
3 – Pascal Ackermann (UAE Team Emirates) s.t.
GENERAL CLASSIFICATION1 – Andreas Leknessund (Team DSM) 2 – Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick-Step) at 28″ 3 – Aurélien Paret-Peintre (AG2R Citroën Team) at 30″
THE OFFICIAL JERSEYSThe leader jerseys of the Giro d’Italia are designed by CASTELLI and produced with SITIP recycled fabrics.
- Maglia Rosa, leader of the General Classification, sponsored by Enel – Andreas Leknessund (Team DSM)
- Maglia Ciclamino, leader of the Points Classification, sponsored by Agenzia ICE with the brand Madeinitaly.gov.it – Jon
athan Milan (Bahrain – Victorious)
- Maglia Azzurra, leader of the Gran Premio della Montagna, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – Thibaut Pinot (Groupama – FDJ)
- Maglia Bianca, Best Young Rider, sponsored by Intimissimi Uomo – Andreas Leknessund (Team DSM)
Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner Mads Pedersen said: “I’m very happy. That’s what we came here for. It’s been difficult to catch the breakaway riders. We’ve had to use all our team-mates early. It’s been difficult to react to Gaviria also.”
The Maglia Rosa Andreas Leknessund said: “Today was a really nice day for being in the Maglia Rosa. We also wanted to go for the stage win with Marius Mayrhofer but it didn’t work. I feel ready for the mountain stage tomorrow. I’ll do my best to keep the Maglia Rosa.”