RBA/AFP – Marcel Kittel, the Katusha sprinter, added a second win in this year’s Tirreno-Adriatico when he edged triple world champion Peter Sagan at the finish of the sixth stage in Fano on Monday.
The 153-kilometre ride was marked by a mass crash in the closing stages provoked by Colombian sprinter Fernando Gaviria (Quick Step) and which forced Slovak Sagan (BORA), who was on his wheel, to take quick evasive action.
Pole Michal Kwiatkowski (Sky) kept his overall lead. German’s Kittel also won the second stage on Thursday.
1. Marcel Kittel (GER/KAT) 3hr 49min 54sec
2. Peter Sagan (SVK/BOR) same time
3. Maximiliano Richeze (ARG/QST) s.t
4. Sacha Modolo (ITA/EFD) s.t
5. Zdenek Stybar (CZE/QST) s.t
6. Jens Debusschere (BEL/LOT) s.t
7. Marco Canola (ITA/NIP) s.t
8. Simone Consonni (ITA/EAU) s.t
9. Eduard-Michael Grosu (ROM/NIP) s.t
10. Rick Zabel (GER/KAT) s.t
1. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/Sky) 25hr 21min 22sec
2. Damiano Caruso (ITA/BMC) at 03sec
3. Mikel Landa (ESP/MOV) 23
4. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 29
5. Rigoberto Uran (COL/EFD) 34
6. Adam Yates (GBR/MIT) 36
7. Davide Formolo (ITA/BOR) 37
8. Tiesj Benoot (BEL/LOT) 39
9. George Bennett (NZL/LNL) 41
10. Jaime Roson (ESP/MOV) 47