The ‘Manx Missile’ made it over two tough climbs today to be in the mix at the end and easily won the sprint after the Omega Pharma-QuikStep train delivered him impressively to the last 200 metres.
Missing from the sprint was Marcel Kittel, the big German dropped as Cannondale upped the pace on the climbs in a bid to lose the sprinters and play into Sagan’s hands. Their efforts proved in vain as Cavendish and his leadout train climbed brilliantly and then dominated a finale which also saw a high speed crash involving a couple of Lotto-Belisol riders.
The stage played out as a mini-Sanremo and no doubt will be a huge morale boost for Cav and his team ahead of La Primavera.
Tirreno-Adriatico 2014 Results 6th stage
1. Mark Cavendish (gbr)
2. Alessandro Petacchi (Italy) s.t.
3. Peter Sagan (Slovakia) s.t.
4. Arnaud Demare (France) s.t.
5. Tony Hurel (France) s.t.
6. Robert Wagner (Germany) s.t.
7. Kristian Sbaragli (Italy) s.t.
8. Bartosz Huzarski (Poland) s.t.
9. Mark Renshow (Australia) s.t.
10.Davide Appollonia (Italy) s.t.
GC after 6th stage
1. Alberto Contador (Spain)
2. Nairo Quintana (Colombia) + 2.08
3. Roman Kreuziger (Czech Republic) + 2.15
4. Julian Davi Arredondo (Colombia) + 2.39
5. Jean Christophe Peraud (France) + 2.40
6. Mikel Nieve (Spain) + 2.50
7. Daniel Moreno (Spain) + 2.51
8. Domenico Pozzovivo (Italy) + 2.56
9. Giampaolo Caruso (Italy) + 2.58
10.Robert Kiserlovski (Croatia) + 3.06
Tirreno-Adriatico 2014 stage 6: Images
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Climb details of the 6th stage of the 2014 Tirreno-Adriatico
|Name ||Km. ||Avg grade ||Length ||Height ||Vert. gain |
|Chieti ||6,8 km ||3,4 % ||6,8 km ||311 m ||231 m |
|Sant’Elpido a Mare ||147,9 km ||5,6 % ||2,7 m ||217 m ||151 m |
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