Giro d'Italia
Stage 6: Reggio Calabria to Terme Luigiane - Stage Details

British climber Adam Yates has finished sixth on stage six of the Giro d’Italia as the day’s breakaway survived to steal the victory.

The ORICA-SCOTT rider was second across the line amongst the group of main overall contenders, 39seconds behind Silvan Dillier (BMC Racing Team) who beat Jasper Stuyven (Trek – Segafredo) for the victory.

The long 217km stage from Reggio Calabria finished with a punchy two-kilometre climb into Terme Luigiane but with few of the general classification riders willing to exert themselves early in the Tour, the chase effort and their attack on the final climb was limited.

“I felt pretty good at the end there but the break stayed away,” Yates said. “With a stage like this it’s always a bit of a gamble as to if the sprinters can get over, if it’s for the climbers or for the punchier riders.”

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Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Silvan Dillier (SWI) - BMC Racing Team 4:58:01
2 Jasper Stuyven (BEL) - Trek-Segafredo ST
3 Lukas Pöstlberger (AUT) - Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:12
4 Simone Andreetta (ITA) - Bardiani CSF 0:00:26
5 Michael Woods (CAN) - Cannondale-Drapac 0:00:39
6 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:39
7 Wilco Kelderman (NED) - Team Sunweb 0:00:39
8 Bob Jungels (LUX) - Quick-Step Floors 0:00:39
9 Bauke Mollema (NED) - Trek-Segafredo 0:00:39
10 Geraint Thomas (GBR) - Team Sky 0:00:39
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
6 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:39
84 Ruben Plaza (SPA) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:02:24
104 Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:04:07
109 Christopher Juul Jensen (DEN) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:05:04
123 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:06:03
124 Carlos Verona (SPA) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:06:03
129 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:07:46
181 Alexander Edmondson (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:13:43
190 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:14:00