Giro 2021: Solo triumph Mäder, Valter new maglia rosa

Gino Mader - Giro 2021: Solo triumph Mäder, Valter new maglia rosaimage: Cor VosGino Mäder solos to victory from the breakaway on the long climb to San Giacomo. Egan Bernal finishes in second and Dan Martin in third, while Attila Valter moves into the overall race lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 6th stage Giro d’Italia 2021

1. Gino Mäder (swi)
2. Egan Bernal (col) + 0.12
3. Daniel Martin (irl) s.t.
4. Remco Evenepoel (bel) s.t.
5. Giulio Ciccone (ita) + 0.14
6. Damiano Caruso (ita) + 0.25
7. Daniel Felipe Martínez (col) s.t.
8. Marc Soler (spa) + 0.27
9. Hugh Carthy (gbr) + 0.29
10. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) s.t.

11. Simon Yates (gbr) s.t.
12. Atilla Valter (hun) s.t.
13. Emanuel Buchmann (ger) + 0.40
14. Romain Bardet (fra) s.t.
17. Davide Formolo (ita) s.t.
18. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 0.57
22. Louis Vervaeke (bel) + 1.12
24. Pello Bilbao (spa) + 1.18
34. Jai Hindley (aus) + 2.38
42. George Bennett (Nzl) + 7.14
136. Alessandro De Marchi (ita) + 24.49

GC after stage 6
1. Atilla Valter (hun)
2. Remco Evenepoel (bel) + 0.11
3. Egan Bernal (col) + 0.16
4. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 0.24
5. Louis Vervaeke (bel) + 0.25
6. Hugh Carthy (gbr) + 0.38
7. Damiano Caruso (ita) + 0.39
8. Giulio Ciccone (ita) + 0.41
9. Daniel Martin (irl) + 0.47
10. Simon Yates (gbr) + 0.49

11. Davide Formolo (ita) + 0.55
13. Marc Soler (spa) + 1.14
14. Romain Bardet (fra) s.t.
17. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 1.43
19. Pello Bilbao (spa) + 2.01
25. Jai Hindley (aus) + 3.29
31. George Bennett (nzl) + 8.55

Race report
In a frantic opening Gino Mäder, Matej Mohoric, Dario Cataldo, Jimmy Janssens and Simon Guglielmi open up a gap after 20 kilometres. Simone Ravanelli is the first rider to bridge, while Geoffrey Bouchard and Bauke Mollema close the gap after a long chase. The eight race to a maximum lead of more than 5 minutes.

INEOS Grenadiers opens fire in the last part of the first long climb, the Forca di Gualdo. Pink jersey De Marchi misses the move and he is distanced.

Team mates Mohoric and Mäder attack in the long descent of the Forca di Presta before Mollema and Cataldo track them down, while Ciccone, Bardet and Bettiol attack in the peloton. The three are brought back just before the San Giacomo climb.

The four leaders enter the finish climb almost 3 minutes ahead of the peloton. Mohoric, who has been pulling in the valley for Mäder, drops back on the early slopes.

The lead of the attackers falls to 1 minute with 3.2 kilometres remaining when Mäder goes alone. Meanwhile, Martínez strikes in the peloton.

A double acceleration by Bernal inside the last 2 kilometres is followed by Evenepoel, Ciccone and Dan Martin. They gobble the attackers, except for one. Mäder soles to victory before Bernal outsprints Martin for second place.

Valter crosses the line 29 seconds later to move into the overall race lead, 11 seconds ahead of Evenepoel with Bernal in third at 15 seconds.

Another interesting read: route 6th stage 2021 Giro.

Giro d’Italia 2021 stage 6: routes, profiles, more

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