Stage 6: Bucchianico - Porto Sant'Elpidio - Stage Details

Mark Cavendish (OPQ) sprinted to victory in a chaotic conclusion to another tough day of racing at Tirreno-Adriatico. Daryl Impey was the best placed rider for ORICA-GreenEDGE in 13th place on stage six. Alberto Contador successfully protected his overall lead, finishing on bunch time.

Jens Mouris was a non-starter on stage six due to illness, and Svein Tuft pulled the plug mid-race. Both riders are targeting one day races later in the week and withdrew from Tirreno-Adriatico as a precautionary measure with bigger future goals in mind.  

“We haven’t got a sprinter here. There wasn’t much for us on a stage like this. The guys have done a lot of hard work all week, so the main objective today was to get through the stage unscathed.” - Sport Director Matt White


Place Rider/Team Time
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) - Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 4:16:15
2 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) - Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team ST
3 Peter Sagan (Svk) - Cannondale ST
4 Arnaud Demare (Fra) - FDJ.fr ST
5 Tony Hurel (Fra) - Team Europcar ST
6 Robert Wagner (Ger) - Belkin Pro Cycling Team ST
7 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) - MTN - Qhubeka ST
8 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) - Team NetApp - Endura ST
9 Mark Renshaw (Aus) - Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team ST
10 Davide Appollonio (Ita) - AG2R La Mondiale ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
13 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:06
63 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
106 Cameron Meyer (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:36
108 Simon Clarke (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:38
112 Luke Durbridge (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:57
155 Michael Hepburn (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:05:50