Giro 2015 Stage 6: Greipel powers to victory, Contador crashes

Despite a hilly section halfway it is up to the sprinters. After a perfect lead-out by his team André Greipel powers to the win. Sadly a crash marks the finale, with Alberto Contador one of the victims. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 6th stage 2015 Giro

1. André Greipel (ger)
2. Matteo Pelucchi (ita) s.t.
3. Sacho Modolo (ita) s.t.
4. Manuel Belletti (ita) s.t.
5. Giacomo Nizzolo (ita) s.t.
6. Alessandro Petacchi (ita) s.t.
7. Elia Viviani (ita) s.t.
8. Luka Mezgec (slo) s.t.
9. Nicola Ruffoni (ita) s.t.
10. Davide Appollonio (ita) s.t.

GC after stage 6
1. Alberto Contador (spa)
2. Fabio Aru (ita) + 0.02
3. Richie Porte (aus) + 0.20
4. Roman Kreuziger (cze) + 0.22
5. Dario Cataldo (ita) + 0.28
6. Esteban Chaves (col) + 0.37
7. Giovanni Visconti (ita) + 0.56
8. Mikel Landa (spa) + 1.01
9. Davide Formolo (ita) + 1.15
10. Andrey Amador (crc) + 1.18

12. Rigoberto Uran (col) + 1.22

Race report
Marek Rutkiewicz and Eduard-Michael Grosu escape as soon as the flag is dropped and they race to a 2 minutes gain in no time. Bandiera, Malaguti and Marangoni bridge the gap and with five they increase the gap to 5 minutes. There it lingers until the pack opens the chase.

With 15 km’s left the breakaway is reeled in and the race culminates in a bunch sprint with André Greipel fastest. Behind him Colli hits the zoom lens of a careless spectator and hits the tarmac, causing a pile-of riders. Alberto Contador crashes also and seems seriously injured. Hopefully he will recover fast.

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