Marcel Kittel (Katusha-Alpecin) won the 6th stage of Tirreno-Adriatico, sprinting to the stage win ahead of Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Maximiliano Richeze (Quickstep Floors). Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) retained the overall GC lead. The 6th stage of Tirreno-Adriatico saw the peloton take on 153km from Numana to Fano. While the opening 110km were rather lumpy, the final 40km was flat and fast, suiting the sprinters. Katusha-Alpecin controlled a 4-rider breakaway for the majority of the day for their fast man, Kittel, and Quickstep also contributed for their Colombian sprinter, Fernando Gaviria. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, with only 4 riders remaining in the race looked.
Bernhard Eisel will undergo further scans on an injury to his right wrist following a heavy crash on stage five of Tirreno-Adriatico, which finished in Filottrano. The 37-year-old, who also sustained facial trauma in the incident, went down at the 145km mark and was attended to immediately by team doctor, Jarrad van Zuydam, after which he was transported to a local hospital in Ancona. “Bernie had a bad crash and I spent some time with him at the hospital. The RCS (organisers) released a statement saying that he had fractured his wrist but that was premature as the X-rays don’t show any clear fracture. We.
Stage 5 at Tirreno- Adriatico was another wet and tough day in the saddle. Here’s all the action through the lens of Scott Mitchell..