Giro 2019: Masnada bests new leader Conti in two-up sprint

Fausto Masnada - Giro 2019: Masnada bests new leader Conti in two-up sprintThe breakaway is successful in the 6th stage of the Giro d'Italia. Fausto Masnada outsprints Valerio Conti on the line and Conti moves into the GC lead. The stage turns the top 10 upside down with only breakaway riders now represented. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 6th stage Giro d’Italia 2019

1. Fausto Masnada (ita)
2. Valerio Conti (ita) + 0.05
3. José Joaquín Rojas (spa) + 0.38
4. Ruben Plaza (spa) s.t.
5. Giovanni Carboni (ita) + 0.43
6. Pieter Serry (bel) + 0.54
7. Valentin Madouas (fra) s.t.
8. Nans Peters (fra) + 0.57
9. Andrey Amador (cri) s.t.
10. Amaro Antunes (por) z.t

Peloton at 7.19

GC after stage 6
1. Valerio Conti (ita)
2. Giovanni Carboni (ita) + 1.41
3. Nans Peters (fra) + 2.09
4. José Joaquín Rojas (spa) + 2.12
5. Valentin Madouas (fra) + 2.19
6. Amaro Antunes (por) + 2.45
7. Fausto Masnada (ita) + 3.14
8. Pieter Serry (bel) + 3.25
9. Andrey Amador (cri) + 3.27
10. Sam Oomen (nld) + 4.57

11. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 5.24
13. Simon Yates (gbr) + 5.59
14. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 6.03
15. Miguel Ángel López (col) + 6.08
17. Rafal Majka (pol) + 6.13
18. Bauke Mollema (nld) + 6.19
20. Bob Jungels (lux) + 6.26
21. Davide Formolo (ita) + 6.30
27. Richard Carapaz (ecu) + 6.45
28. Pavel Sivakov (rus) + 6.48
29. Ilnur Zakarin (rus) + 7.00
32. Mikel Landa (spa) + 7.13

Race report
Following a lot of movement in the early stages of the race the peloton is bunched again at kilometre 32. A little later leader Primoz Roglic, Mikel Landa, Ilnur Zakarin and Rafal Majka are involved in a crash. The ensuing quiet phase leads to the next attack at kilometre 49. Rojas, Peters, Serry, Plaza, Bagioli, Wyss and Conti open up a gap, while Oomen, Carboni, Conci, Madouas, Antunes, Amador and Masnada bridge across. Wyss stops his efforts before the thirteen open up a comfortable gap.

Masnada and Conti, who is the the virtual GC leader, strike on the Copa Casarinelle climb. Rojas, Plaza and Carboni try to track them down, but without success. The two Italians hold them at 30 seconds before it comes down to an agreed upon finish: Masnada stage win, Conti maglia rosa.

The peloton, with Roglic and all GC riders, finishes 7.19 behind Masnada.

Another interesting read: route 6th stage 2019 Giro d’Italia.

Giro d’Italia 2019 stage 6: routes, profiles, more

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