Tirreno-Adriatico 2020: Sprint triumph Merlier, Yates still leader

Tim Merlier - Tirreno-Adriatico 2020: Sprint triumph Merlier, Yates still leaderTim Merlier powers to his third win in the Tirreno-Adriatico. The Belgian Champion outguns Pascal Ackermann and Magnus Cort, while Simon Yates stays in the overall race lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 6th stage Tirreno-Adriatico

1. Tim Merlier (bel)
2. Pascal Ackermann (ger) s.t.
3. Magnus Cort (den) s.t.
4. Fernando Gaviria (col) s.t.
5. Mike Teunissen (nld) s.t.
6. Davide Ballerini (ita) s.t.
7. Lorrenzo Manzin (ita) s.t.
8. Piet Allegaert (bel) s.t.
9. Iván García (spa) s.t.
10. Alex Aranburu (spa) s.t.

GC after stage 6
1. Simon Yates (gbr)
2. Rafal Majka (pol) + 0.16
3. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 0.39
4. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 0.49
5. Fausto Masnada (ita) + 0.54
6. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 1.00
7. James Knox (gbr) + 1.21
8. Michael Woods (can) + 1.22
9. Gianluca Brambilla (ita) + 2.28
10. Jack Haig (aus) + 2.44

Race report
Axel Domont, Simon Pellaud, Josip Rumac, Carl Frederik Hagen and Veljko Stojnić break away early on to open up a gap of 3 minutes.

The peloton reels in the last attacker inside the last 14 kilometres.

In the ensuing sprint Belgian Champion Tim Merlier outguns two time stage winner Pascal Ackermann.

Simon Yates finishes safely in the bunch to extend his GC lead.

Another interesting read: route 6th stage 2020 Tirreno-Adriatico.

Tirreno-Adriatico 2020 stage 6: routes, profiles, more

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