After a successful, 216 kilometers long breakaway, Silvan Dillier won stage 6 of Giro d’Italia.
Info: Stage 6, May 11th, Reggio Calabria – Terme Luigiane, 217km
Course: undulating, punchy finale
On stage 6, CCC Sprandi Polkowie riders missed out on the breakaway and escape included Simone Andreetta (Bardiani – CSF), Silvan Dillier (BMC Racing), Jasper Stuyven, Mads Pedersen (both Trek – Segafredo) and Lukas Postlberger (Bora – Hansgrohe). Their biggest advantage of the day was set at 8:33, with 55km into the stage.
The peloton was not very eager to chase, as the gap was being reduced quite slowly. With 10km to go, when the leading group’s advantage was still over 3 minutes it was obvious, that the winner will come out of the breakaway.
On the small bump few kilometers before the finish, Dillier, Stuyven and Postelberger attacked and approached the last uphill kilometer in the lead. Dillier was the strongest in the punch finish, beating Stuyven and Postelberger.
Jan Hirt was CCC Sprandi Polkowice top finisher, arriving in 41st place. Bob Jungels (Quick Step Floors) kept the leader jersey.