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.
|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|
|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|