Giro d'Italia
Stage 6: Montecatini Terme to Castiglione della Pescaia - Stage Details

Transitioning into the second phase of its Giro d’Italia campaign, ORICA-GreenEDGE played a low-key role in today’s stage six into Castiglione della Pescaia.

With just once category four climb, the 183km was bound for a bunch sprint, Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) the victor. 

Stage three winner Michael Matthews was positioned by his teammates in the final, but withdrew from the sprint to finish 17th. Meanwhile, the remainer of the outfit stayed out of trouble behind a nasty crash that took down race leader Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo)

“The stage was actually harder than the profile suggested, but for us it’s been a very big start to the Giro and you can’t race the same level everyday,” sport director Matt White said.

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 André Greipel (GER) - Lotto Soudal 4:19:42
2 Matteo Pelucchi (ITA) - IAM Cycling ST
3 Sacha Modolo (ITA) - Lampre-Merida ST
4 Manuel Belletti (ITA) - Southeast Pro Cycling ST
5 Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) - TrekRacing ST
6 Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) - Southeast Pro Cycling ST
7 Elia Viviani (ITA) - Team Sky ST
8 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - Team Giant-Alpecin ST
9 Nicola Ruffoni (ITA) - Bardiani CSF ST
10 Davide Appollonio (ITA) - Androni Giocattoli ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
17 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
40 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
52 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
77 Simon Clarke (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
78 Brett Lancaster (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
125 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
139 Pieter Weening (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:14
140 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:18
141 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:18