Lennard Kämna defends blue jersey on Giro's 6th stage
On the first day of racing the Italian mainland, a less demanding route from Palmi to Scalea along the coast awaited the peloton and after 192 km in the saddle, the sprinters were able to fight it out for the win. The field started the stage at a leisurely pace, with BORA-hangrohe aiming to save energy before tomorrow's difficult stage, and bring their GC riders safely to the finish. Lennard Kämna collected two points in the only mountain classification of the day and is still in the lead in the fight for the blue jersey. He also picked up a bonus second at the second intermediate sprint. GC riders Emanuel Buchmann, Jai Hindley and Wilco Kelderman crossed the finish line in the peloton.
01 A. Démare 5:02:33
02 C. Ewan +0:00
03 M. Cavendish +0:00
From the Finish Line
"Today was quite an easy day for us and I think it did me good to just turn my legs and recover a little. Tomorrow will be super hard and I'm expecting a tough race but I will try to survive as long as possible. I can't say for sure right now whether the blue jersey will be a definite goal but we'll just have to see how it goes." - Lennard Kämna