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86th Giro d'Italia Stage 6: Live Coverage
By Locutus
Date: 5/16/2003
86th Giro d'Italia Stage 6: Live Coverage

From Fabio in Italy. After a well-deserved rest day, and a transfer from Sicily to the Naples area, the "Corsa Rosa" resumes today, with the sixth stage covering about 222 kms. between Maddaloni (in the Caserta province of Campania) and Avezzano (in Danilo Di Luca’s Abruzzo region).

There’s a veil of sadness covering the peloton today, as the news of the passing away of Rik Van Steenbergen, probably the best sprinters of all times along with Mario Cipollini, or even better than the "Lion King", got to the Tour of Italy as well.

The Belgian legend passed away on Thursday at the age of 78, and the Giro peloton has paid homage to him by observing a minute’s silence before the stage start. Another more personal tribute to Van Steenbergen came from Giro d’Italia boss Carmine Castellano, "A minute’s silence was the least we could do to honour such a great champion. Van Steenbergen honoured this sport until the age of 40. He won all the greatest Classics, then moved to track cycling in the late part of his career and got so many wins. And even if not an excellent climber, he was a tough guy, that managed to finish second overall in a Giro edition (1951)", were the words from the Neapolitan lawyer, interviewed by RAI’s Alessandra De Stefano.

In his 25-year career, the Belgian (nicknamed "Rik the First", as opposed to Rik "the Second" van Looy) took 952 races, including fourty 6-Day competitions and no less than 15 stages on the Giro d’Italia roads.

Now back to today’s stage, whose startline is in the ancient town of Maddaloni, that hosts the Giro for the seventh time. Will this stage be the good one for Mario Cipollini? The Lion King, whose inability to equal and beat Alfredo Binda’s record of Giro stage victories remains the main topic of discussion among cycling fans and journalists, sounds like he’s already looking forward to the two stages in his home region of Tuscany, coming after Saturday’s Terminillo.

The first challenge of the day begins after 155 kms. of racing, when the peloton hits the town of Canistro Inferiore (Lower Canistro). Then riders have to turn left and start tackling the ascent into Canistro Superiore (Upper Canistro). Not a tough one for sure: just 5 km., with a gradient of some 5-6 %.

Then a bit of a "false-flat" road comes, then a bit of a descent too, and then ... uphill again, on the second and last climb of the day: Monte Salviano (km. 4.5 - average gradient of 3.5-4%, mountain top located at 900m above sea level, with 43 km. to go). Despite being even easier than the first one, it might cost dearly to a few sprinters. Much will depend on the way the peloton is going to tackle it. Should the boys go fast (and if they were riding go at 35 km/h, it wouldn’t be much of a surprise to me), the likes of Graeme Brown and Angelo Furlan would be in trouble. Of course all dropped sprinters might be given the chance to regain the peloton in the following, 5-km. descent into Avezzano. And even later: after the peloton crosses the finishing line in Avezzano, they must tackle a 38-km. flat circuit, with large roads and no real difficulties, all through the Fucino Valley, across the towns of Paterno, Borgo Ottomila and Luco dei Marsi, and eventually back to Avezzano.

We mentioned Mario Cipollini as possible stage winner, but of course we’d better not write off the main protagonist of the first week of the Giro: Alessandro Petacchi. Labelled as "the real Lion King" the Fassa Bortolo man, briefly interviewed before the stage start, doesn’t think that Super Mario is already thinking about the Tuscan stages: "If the stage ends in a blanket finish, Mario will do his job. And I’ll have a go too. But it’s a very long stage, with a demanding ascent at 60 kms. from the finishing line. So let’s wait and see how things will go". Another man to watch out for is Robbie McEwen. The Aussie can climb well, if compared to other sprinters at least, and could add a new success to Tuesday’s.

Cipo, Petacchi, McEwen, in other words, the usual suspects. Even though the stage may have a different outcome. The presence of the above described ascents could help some breakaway to form and make it to the line. So perhaps someone whose sprinting skills are not that good, and who has no intention to save his legs for the Terminillo, may take line honours today.

As for the overall contenders, don’t expect anything today: all of them are waiting for Saturday’s first mountain top finish, a first important test that won’t let us know the name of the overall winner, but will tell us a lot about who’s not going to be on the top of the Milan podium. Everyone seems to agree, including one of the main GC threats, Vini Caldirola’s Stefano Garzelli. The 2000 Giro champion, currently second overall behind Petacchi, was off to an excellent start, thanks to his victory at Terme Luigiane (stage 3), in the only stage finish where overall contenders could say something, and hopes to show off again tomorrow: "We’ll start having some answers to the questions concerning the condition of all possible Giro winners. I’m sure that tomorrow the gaps will not be that big, but nonetheless I think something important is going to happen. As for me. This first part of the race has been fantastic. To win a stage, and in such a way, was a wonderful thing. Now let’s wait for tomorrow. I hope my condition may continue to be as good as it is now, but there’s a long way to go, with two very difficult weeks left. So it’s important to take one step at a time" is what the man from Varese said in front of the Italian TV cameras.

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6:35 PST. 44 km left. Three riders are off the front with a 3' 50" lead. They are Christian Moreni (Alessio), Augustin Zaballa (Kelme), and Magnus Backstedt (Team Fakta-Pata Chips).

They had a larger lead, but that has begun to dwindle. They are currently working through the climb of the Monte Salviano, the final climb of the day.

There is a bit of rain falling; nothing heavy, but enough to perhaps make the roads a bit slick. Saeco is on the front, taking a big interest. Now the lead trio is working well together, and they have increased their lead to 4' 05".

In the pack, Cipo is comfortable as they roll along. Saeco is massed at the front, but there is no real pressure on with the pace-setting. Curious that Saeco is setting the pace. What does Simoni have up his sleeve?

Zaballa sets the pace in his Kermit-green Kelme jersey. Moreni now takes a turn. Backstedt seems to be a passenger right now.

It is strange and yet satisfying to see all the riders wearing their helmets. The new UCI rule mandates that all the riders keep their helmets on at all times, except for the final 5km of a mountain-top finish. Some riders look completely different with their brain-pans protected.

6:46 PST. 42km left. Zaballa took maximum points over the Cat 3 climb. He also took maximum points last climb. They now fly down the descent, with the peloton slowly grinding after them. Riders like Pantani and Garzelli look strange with their domes climbers, they are rarely on camera except for on the climbs, when helmets are less popular.

Fasso Bortolo riders set the pace over the top. Petacchi is in fifth wheel in his Pink Jersey for the race leader. The peloton immediately stretches out single file as the pace quickens on the descent.

The lead trio now has only a 3' 40" lead. The peloton seems to be taking the chase seriously now. The leaders have been hammering, but there is too much interest behind for them to stay away, especially with nothing but flat roads ahead. They now ride through what will be the finish line later today, as they head out for a loop through the countryside before coming back again for the final time.

7:00 am PST. 38km left. The peloton rolls through the finish line 3' 40" behind still. Fasso Bartolo still sets the pace. In an interview on the official Giro website, former champion Marco Pantani said that he hopes to do well enough in this race to get an invite to the Tour.

Pantani has been riding near the front the entire Giro, and looks so far to be in good form. If he was to storm up the mountains with the likes of Simoni and Casagrande, the Italian fans (and not a few Americans) would probably go crazy with joy.

7:08 am PST. 30km left. The lead of the three breakaways is down to 3' 11". All three riders are working hard, with the big Swede Backstedt hammering along with the others now that the climbs are over with. The peloton is strung out with the pressure from the sprinters' teams leading the chase.

Domina Vacanze-Elitron, Lotto-Domo, and Fassa Bortolo are leading the chase now, each contributing a couple of riders. The Saeco boys are still in a knot around Simoni at the front of the pack, probably keeping their leader out of trouble so that he won't lose time like some of his rivals did at the end of Stage 5.

7:17 am PST. 25km left. The leaders' advantage is now down to 1' 37". The peloton is absolutely flying along now. The sprinters are sitting pretty right now, especially the fabulously dressed "SuperFabio" Cipollini and the Pink-Shirted Alessandro Petacchi. McEwen must also like his chances today.

U.S. Postal has now signed Manual Beltran, the experienced Spanish mountain goat, away from Team Coast. If he's on form, Beltran should be another valuable asset for Armstrong in the Tour and for Heras in the Vuelta. A very interesting signing by Postal.

Team Coast is simply collapsing right now. The 5 Million Euro question (probably literally) is what will happen with Big Jan "der Torte Esser" Ullrich. He is the most dangerous man to Armstrong (as Lance himself has repeatedly noted).

Back here in the Giro, the peloton is still strung out with the pace. The lead of Moreni, Backstedt, and Zaballa is now only 1' 20".

Ullrich has looked to be riding well in his early races. He is a very popular rider, including in the United States, where Americans admire the former Tour champ for his relentless attacks on Armstrong and his outstanding sportsmanship.

7:28 am PST. 15km left. The peloton will likely reel in the leaders soon. They still have the hammer down. The big sprinters' teams are still leading the charge. It should be an exciting finale.

The pace has slacked a bit in the peloton. McEwen, Cipollini, and Petacchi are all in the first 15-20 places. Petacchi just tossed a water bottle to the side of the road, and then lurched a bit to the side, almost colliding with the man next to him. The other man had to swerve a bit. Watch out there, Alessandro! Don't crash stupidly while in the Pink!

The big Swede Backstedt has now launched an attack! He is going to try for a solo victory! Strangely, the Caldirola-Sierdmec-Saunier Duval team of Stefano Garzelli is now setting the pace in the peloton.

7:37 am PST. 8km left. A Saeco man is also helping with the pacemaking. The GC contenders must be trying to play some kind of games with each other, psyching themselves up for the big climbs tomorrow. They don't have anyone on their teams with much of a chance of winning today.

7:40 am PST. 4km left. Backstedt popped, and has now been swept up by the group. The zebra-men are now moving up, and both Fakta and Lotto are on the front right now. Petacchi is sitting on Cipollini's wheel.

7:42 am PST. 3km left. Cipo has lost his teammates' wheel for a second. He's struggling to regain his position. They are flying into the corners of the town near the finish line. The wild zebra-men are now in control! They are five strong with a lone man mixed in at the front.

Petacchi still has Cipo's wheel, and Isaac Galvaz Lopez (Kelme) has Petacchi's wheel. Three zebras left on the front. This will be another big sprint battle!!

There is a split in the field, with the top 15 riders getting a huge gap on the rest. Here comes the sprint. Brown of Panaria is in the mix.

Lombardi leads it out. Cipo fades!! Here comes Galvez Lopez! And Petacchi comes around too! Its between Galvez Lopez and Petacchi!! IT'S PETACCHI!!

The Maglia Rosa wins his third stage!! This is a career race for the Italian sprinter, as he stretches his lead to almost a minute over the rest of the field!

Lombardi was leading out Cipo, but when the big man tried to come around his leadout man he just sat up and grimaced. Cipo clearly just had nothing today. Galvez Lopez had a great sprint, coming around Cipo and Lombardi on the right while Petacchi came around on the left. If not forced to lead out, Lombardi might have actually had a good shot at the win himself.

Lopez and Petacchi had a good go at one another, but Petacchi was able to take the Spaniard by a wheel. Still, a great result for both riders.

Stage Results
1. Alessandro Petacchi, Fassa Bortolo 5h 11' 52"
2. Isaac Galvaz Lopez, Kelme-Costa Blanca s.t.
3. Jan Svorada, Lampre s.t.
4. Marco Velo, Fassa Bortolo s.t.
5. Stefano Garzelli, Caldirola-Sidermac-Saunier Duval
6. Mario Cipollini, Domina Vacanze-Elitron s.t.
7. Giovanni Lombardi, Domina Vacanze-Elitron s.t.
8. Graziano Gasparre, De Nardi-Colpack @ 3"

Garzelli snuck into the split and made some more time on his rivals in the sprint. Check here later for full results and check the Prosciutto report later for analysis of what GC contenders lost more time today.

Tomorrow's stage hits the mountains from Avezzano to Terminillo. Please join us right here tomorrow for live coverage of the stage, and join us also in the Daily Peloton chatroom at that time. Thanks for reading today!

Stage 6 Results

1 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas 5:11:52 /20" 42,710 Km/H
2 Galvez Lopez Isaac Esp Kel s.t. /12"
3 Svorada Jan Cze Lam s.t. /8"
4 Velo Marco Ita Fas s.t.
5 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin s.t.
6 Cipollini Mario Ita Dve s.t.
7 Lombardi Giovanni Ita Dve s.t.
8 Gasparre Graziano Ita Dnc 0:03
9 Brown Graeme Allen Aus Pan 0:03
10 Bennati Daniele Ita Dve 0:03
11 Laverde Jimenez Luis F. Col Fpf 0:08
12 Arvesen Kurt Asle Nor Fak s.t.
13 Bak Lars Ytting Den Fak s.t.
14 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan s.t.
15 Manzoni Mario Ita Mer s.t.
16 Trampusch Gerhard Aut Gst s.t.
17 Nocentini Rinaldo Ita Fpf s.t.
18 Riebenbauer Werner Aut Fak s.t.
19 Hamburger Bo Den Fpf s.t.
20 Pellizotti Franco Ita Als s.t.
21 Noe' Andrea Ita Als s.t.
22 Pantani Marco Ita Mer s.t.
23 Lunghi Denis Ita Als s.t.
24 Baldato Fabio Ita Als s.t.
25 Totschnig Georg Aut Gst s.t.
26 Pieri Dario Ita Sae s.t.
27 Faresin Gianni Ita Gst s.t.
28 Gonzalez Jimenez Aitor Esp Fas s.t.
29 Rumsas Raimondas Ltu Lam s.t.
30 Fontanelli Fabiano Ita Mer s.t.
31 Eisel Bernhard Aut Fdj s.t.
32 Garcia Quesada Carlos Esp Kel s.t.
33 Mason Oscar Ita Vin s.t.
34 Carrara Matteo Ita Dnc s.t.
35 Gonzalez Martinez Fredy Col Clm s.t.
36 Caucchioli Pietro Ita Als s.t.
37 Casagrande Francesco Ita Lam s.t.
38 Honchar Serhiy Ukr Dnc s.t.
39 Zanotti Leonardo Ita Dnc s.t.
40 Frigo Dario Ita Fas s.t.
41 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae s.t.
42 Moerenhout Koos Ned Lot s.t.
43 Belli Wladimir Ita Lam s.t.
44 Bruseghin Marzio Ita Fas s.t.
45 Derepas David Fra Fdj s.t.
46 Sabaliauskas Marius Ltu Sae s.t.
47 Di Biase Moreno Ita Fpf s.t.
48 Figueras Giuliano Ita Pan s.t.
49 Codol Massimo Ita Mer 0:15
50 Forster Robert Ger Gst s.t.
51 Spezialetti Alessandro Ita Sae s.t.
52 Khalilov Mykhaylo Ukr Clm s.t.
53 Naudusz Andris Lat Ccc s.t.
54 Garcia Quesada Adolfo Esp Kel s.t.
55 Casper Jimmy Fra Fdj s.t.
56 D'amore Crescenzo Ita Ten 0:18
57 Castelblanco Joaquim Col Clm s.t.
58 Vila Errandonea Franc Esp Lam s.t.
59 Weigold Steffen Ger Gst s.t.
60 Sacchi Fabio Ita Sae s.t.
61 Casar Sandy Fra Fdj s.t.
62 Cunego Damiano Ita Sae s.t.
63 Baranowski Dariusz Pol Ccc s.t.
64 Stremersch Tom Bel Lan s.t.
65 Quinziato Manuel Ita Lam s.t.
66 Contrini Daniele Ita Gst s.t.
67 Riera Valls Jordi Esp Kel s.t.
68 Adyeyev Sergiy Ukr Lan s.t.
69 Rodriguez Alexis Esp Kel s.t.
70 Miholievic Vladimir Cro Als s.t.
71 Mazzanti Luca Ita Pan s.t.
72 Tonti Andrea Ita Sae s.t.
73 Bertoletti Simone Ita Lam s.t.
74 Barbero Sergio Ita Lam s.t.
75 Scarponi Michele Ita Dve s.t.
76 Bertagnolli Leonardo Ita Sae s.t.
77 Tonkov Pavel Rus Ccc s.t.
78 Wegelius Charles Gbr Dnc s.t.
79 Fornaciari Paolo Ita Sae s.t.
80 Duma Vladimir Ukr Lan s.t.
81 Munoz Hernan D. Col Clm s.t.
82 Illiano Raffaele Ita Clm s.t.
83 Gutierrez Cataluna Ignacio Esp Kel s.t.
84 Zaballa Gutierez Constan Esp Kel s.t. /4"
85 Hardter Uwe Ger Gst s.t.
86 Strauss Marcel Sui Gst s.t.
87 Conte Biagio Ita Fpf s.t.
88 Gerosa Mauro Ita Vin s.t.
89 Romanik Radoslaw Pol Ccc s.t.
90 Chmielewski Piotr Pol Ccc s.t.
91 Bernucci Lorenzo Ita Lan s.t.
92 Dacruz Carlos Fra Fdj s.t.
93 Verstrepen Johan Bel Lan s.t.
94 Cioni Dario David Ita Fas s.t.
95 Hvastija Martin Slo Ten s.t.
96 Zampieri Steve Sui Vin s.t.
97 Brozyna Thomas Pol Ccc s.t.
98 Zanetti Mauro Ita Ten s.t.
99 Marin Ruber Alverio Col Clm s.t.
100 Hoj Frank Den Fak s.t.
101 Perez Cuapio Julio A. Mex Pan s.t.
102 Balducci Gabriele Ita Vin s.t.
103 Szmyd Sylvester Pol Mer s.t.
104 Aug Andrus Est Dnc s.t.
105 Gates Nick Aus Lot s.t.
106 Scirea Mario Ita Dve s.t.
107 Petersen Jorgen Bo Den Fak s.t.
108 Lanfranchi Paolo Ita Pan s.t.
109 Fritsch Nicolas Fra Fdj s.t.
110 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Vin s.t.
111 Tiralongo Paolo Ita Pan s.t.
112 Tosatto Matteo Ita Fas s.t.
113 Baliani Fortunato Ita Fpf s.t.
114 Gasperoni Cristian Ita Mer s.t.
115 Palumbo Giuseppe Ita Dnc s.t.
116 Cheula Gian Paolo Ita Vin s.t.
117 Joergensen Rene' Den Fak s.t.
118 Sunderland Scott Aus Fak s.t.
119 Usano Martinez Julian Esp Kel s.t.
120 Moreni Cristian Ita Als s.t. /2"
121 Davis Scott Aus Pan s.t.
122 Winn Juilian Gbr Fak s.t.
123 Pozzi Oscar Ita Ten s.t.
124 Furlan Angelo Ita Als s.t.
125 Clavero Daniel Esp Mer s.t.
126 Giordani Leonardo Ita Dnc s.t.
127 Scamardella Salvatore Ita Lan s.t.
128 Conti Roberto Ita Mer s.t.
129 Frattini Cristiano Ita Ten s.t.
130 De Angeli Luca Ita Clm s.t.
131 Ongarato Alberto Ita Dve 0:34
132 Backstedt Magnus Swe Fak 0:34 /6"
133 Lancaster Brett Aus Pan 0:34
134 Bileka Volodimir Ukr Lan 0:34
135 Scholz Ronny Ger Gst 0:34
136 Pietropolli Daniele Ita Ten 0:39
137 Ravaioli Ivan Ita Mer 0:40
138 Muraglia Giuseppe Ita Fpf 0:43
139 Trenti Guido Usa Fas 0:43
140 Colombo Gabriele Ita Dve 0:43
141 Mc Ewen Robbie Aus Lot 0:46
142 Massi Rodolfo Ita Clm 0:48
143 Aggiano Elio Ita Fpf 0:49
144 Andriotto Dario Ita Vin 1:01
145 Apollonio Massimo Ita Vin 1:01
146 Kirchen Kim Lux Fas 1:01
147 Guesdon Frederic Fra Fdj 1:01
148 Garcia John Freddy Col Clm 1:01
149 Lelekin Sergei Rus Ten 1:04
150 Mesa Mesa Hector O. Col Fpf 1:04
151 Mondini Gianpaolo Ita Dve 1:04
152 Verbrugghe Ief Bel Lot 1:04
153 Gryschenko Ruslan Ukr Lan 1:04
154 Secchiari Francesco Ita Dve 1:04
155 Lhuillier Regis Fra Fdj 1:07
156 Gobbi Michele Ita Dnc 1:07
157 Marini Mirko Ita Ten 1:07
158 Steegmans Gert Bel Lot 1:13
159 Tonetti Gianluca Ita Ten 1:14
160 Wiggins Bradley Gbr Fdj 1:45
161 Marichal Thierry Bel Lot 1:49
162 Van Impe Kevin Bel Lot 1:49
163 Bondariew Bogdan Ukr Ccc 9:35
164 Kohut Seweryn Pol Ccc 9:35
165 Vierhouten Aart Ned Lot 9:35

General Classification after Stage 6

1 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas 27:43:16
2 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 1:09
3 Casagrande Francesco Ita Lam 1:27
4 Pellizotti Franco Ita Als 1:32
5 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 1:32
6 Velo Marco Ita Fas 1:36
7 Lunghi Denis Ita Als 1:39
8 Hamburger Bo Den Fpf 1:39
9 Noe' Andrea Ita Als 1:39
10 Sabaliauskas Marius Ltu Sae 1:39
11 Arvesen Kurt Asle Nor Fak 1:44
12 Pantani Marco Ita Mer 1:44
13 Totschnig Georg Aut Gst 1:44
14 Mason Oscar Ita Vin 1:44
15 Gasparre Graziano Ita Dnc 1:46
16 Trampusch Gerhard Aut Gst 1:46
17 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 1:46
18 Nocentini Rinaldo Ita Fpf 1:46
19 Scarponi Michele Ita Dve 1:49
20 Faresin Gianni Ita Gst 1:51
21 Honchar Serhiy Ukr Dnc 1:52
22 Gonzalez Jimenez Aitor Esp Fas 1:58
23 Garcia Quesada Adolfo Esp Kel 1:58
24 Moreni Cristian Ita Als 1:59
25 Laverde Jimenez Luis F. Col Fpf 1:59

Points Classication after Stage 6 (Maglia Ciclamino)

1 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas 131
2 Cipollini Mario Ita Dve 58
3 Mc Ewen Robbie Aus Lot 49
4 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 46
5 Eisel Bernhard Aut Fdj 44
6 Galvez Lopez Isaac Esp Kel 44
7 Svorada Jan Cze Lam 37
8 Gasparre Graziano Ita Dnc 34
9 Colombo Gabriele Ita Dve 32
10 Baldato Fabio Ita Als 29
11 Casagrande Francesco Ita Lam 28
12 Brown Graeme Allen Aus Pan 28
13 Backstedt Magnus Swe Fak 24
14 Duma Vladimir Ukr Lan 24
15 Lombardi Giovanni Ita Dve 23
16 Di Biase Moreno Ita Fpf 22
17 Furlan Angelo Ita Als 19
18 Moreni Cristian Ita Als 18
19 Naudusz Andris Lat Ccc 17
20 Gonzalez Martinez Fredy Col Clm 16

KOM after Stage 6 (Maglia Verdi)

1 Gonzalez Martinez Fredy Col Clm 13
2 Zaballa Gutierez Constan Esp Kel 8
3 Moreni Cristian Ita Als 5
4 Garcia Quesada Carlos Esp Kel 3
5 Laverde Jimenez Luis F. Col Fpf 3
6 Gryschenko Ruslan Ukr Lan 3
7 Casagrande Francesco Ita Lam 2
8 Strauss Marcel Sui Gst 2
9 Backstedt Magnus Swe Fak 2
10 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 1
11 Nocentini Rinaldo Ita Fpf 1
12 Tiralongo Paolo Ita Pan 1
13 Bileka Volodimir Ukr Lan 1

Intergiro after Stage 6 (Maglia Azzurra)

1 Di Biase Moreno Ita Fpf 16:27:57
2 Naudusz Andris Lat Ccc 0:13
3 Aggiano Elio Ita Fpf 0:36
4 Backstedt Magnus Swe Fak 0:50
5 Gonzalez Martinez Fredy Col Clm 0:50
6 Cipollini Mario Ita Dve 0:50
7 Fontanelli Fabiano Ita Mer 0:53
8 Zaballa Gutierez Constan Esp Kel 0:56
9 Gutierrez Cataluna Ignacio Esp Kel 0:56
10 Usano Martinez Julian Esp Kel 0:56
11 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas 0:56
12 Svorada Jan Cze Lam 0:57
13 Forster Robert Ger Gst 0:58
14 Moreni Cristian Ita Als 1:02
15 Casper Jimmy Fra Fdj 1:02
16 Hvastija Martin Slo Ten 1:02
17 Bongiorno Guillermo Arg Pan 1:06
18 Conte Biagio Ita Fpf 1:06
19 Furlan Angelo Ita Als 1:06
20 Khalilov Mykhaylo Ukr Clm 1:11

Trade Teams Classification after Stage 6 (Fast Team)

1 Alessio 83:14:31
2 Lampre 0:04
3 Fassa Bortolo 0:06
4 Saeco - Macchine Per Caffe' 0:12
5 De Nardi - Colpack 0:26
6 Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave' - Ciarrocchi 0:27
7 Gerolsteiner 0:31
8 Kelme - Costa Blanca 0:54
9 Ceramiche Panaria - Fiordo 1:00
10 Mercatone Uno - Scanavino 1:15
11 Vini Caldirola - Sidermec 1:18
12 Fdjeux.Com 1:49
13 Landbouwkrediet - Colnago 2:12
14 Ccc Polsat 2:19
15 Tenax 3:30
16 Colombia - Selle Italia 6:19
17 Domina Vacanze - Elitron 6:34
18 Team Fakta - Pata Chips 9:43
19 Lotto - Domo 22:38

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