Giro 2022: Close sprint win Démare, López stays in pink

Arnaud Demare - Giro 2022: Close sprint win Démare, López stays in pinkimage: Cor VosArnaud Démare wins the first stage on the Italian mainland. The Australian pocket rocket outguns Caleb Ewan and Mark Cavendish on the line. Juan Pedro López keeps the pink jersey. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 6th stage 2022 Giro

1. Arnaud Démare (fra)
2. Caleb Ewan (aus) s.t.
3. Mark Cavendish (gbr) s.t.
4. Biniam Girmay (eri) s.t.
5. Giacomo Nizzolo (ita) s.t.
6. Phil Bauhaus (ger) s.t.
7. Andrea Vendrame (ita) s.t.
8. Simone Consonni (ita) s.t.
9. Vincenzo Albanese (ita) s.t.
10. Edward Theuns (bel) s.t.

GC after stage 6
1. Juan Pedro López (spa)
2. Lennard Kämna (ger) + 0.38
3. Rein Taaramäe (est) + 0.58
4. Simon Yates (gbr) + 1.42
5. Mauri Vensevenant (bel) + 1.47
6. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 1.55
7. João Almeida (por) + 1.58
8. Pello Bilbao (spa) + 2.00
9. Richie Porte (aus) + 2.04
10. Romain Bardet (fra) + 2.06

11. Richard Carapaz (ecu) s.t.
12. Mikel Landa (spa) + 2.15
13. Thymen Arensman (nld) s.t.
14. Jai Hindley (aus) + 2.16
16. Hugh Carthy (gbr) + 2.20
19. Giulio Ciccone (ita) + 2.32
21. Emanuel Buchmann (ger) + 2.39
22. Iván Sosa (spa) + 3.05

Race report
Diego Rosa is the first rider who attempts to break away after more than 20 kilometres. The Italian opens up a maximum gap of more than 5 minutes.

The peloton makes the catch with 28 kilometres remaining.

Cavendish opens strong in the ensuing sprint, but Ewan overhauls him in the last 50 metres. The Australian seems to be heading for the win until Démare bests him with an ultimate jump to the line.

López stays in the GC lead.

Another interesting read: route 6th stage 2022 Giro d’Italia.

Giro d’Italia 2022 stage 6: routes, profiles, more

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