Vuelta 2018 Favourites stage 6: Fast finishers showdown in San Javier
Fast men are taken good care of in the first week of action - that is, for Vuelta standards. The 6th stage is another opportunity for the sprinters to shine. Who are the fastest men on the Vuelta a España? Or, who are likely to win stage 6? (Slideshow route/profile)
The Vuelta’s 6th stage leads to Mar Menor, which is Europe’s largest salt water lagoon. The route takes in some passable hurdles that by no means should worry fast finishers. Moreover, the 15 kilometres are played out on the flat and sprint teams have plenty of time to organize their troops. It is even better than that as the Cuesta de Cedacero is the last KOM climb with its peak 50 kilometres before the line.
Elia Viviani won the first sprint of this Vuelta in the 3rd stage. Following a race with some 2,500 vertical metres, the Italian Champion outgunned Giacomo Nizzolo and Peter Sagan.
Favourites 6th stage 2018 Vuelta a España
*** Peter Sagan, Elia Viviani, Matteo Trentin
** Danny van Poppel, Nacer Bouhanni, Giacomo Nizzolo
* Tosh Van der Sande, Michael Schwarzmann, Max Walscheid, Ryan Gibbons
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