Arnaud Démare wins Giro d'Italia stage 6: I suffered like hell in the short but steep hill
Oct 09 2020 04:32 am CET

Arnaud Démare wins Giro d'Italia stage 6: I suffered like hell in the short but steep hill
Arnaud Démare wins Giro d'Italia stage 6: I suffered like hell in the short but steep hill
Photo of Arnaud Demare by Groupama-FDJ

Groupama-FDJ's Arnaud Démare has taken the victory of the sixthstage in the Giro d'Italia, while Joao Almeida has remained on top of the General Classification.

The sixth stage of the Italian grand your was 188 kilometres long over a route that made it suitable for a bunch sprint. The fast men of the day fought on a slightly uphill finish in which Groupama-FDJ's Arnaud Demare was the strongest man, and this time he took an emphatic victory not like the very close one of the third stage.

"Until the team meeting this morning, I thought today’s stage was a good one for me but after the demanding race we had yesterday and the advantage the breakaway riders had today, I wasn’t confident for a bunch sprint finish," said Démare. "Eventually it came down to a sprint. I suffered like hell in the short but steep hill but I recovered just in time.

"I told my team-mates to hide as long as we could. When I saw the false flat uphill in the last 200 metres, with the strength I had in my legs at that moment, I realized this was the perfect moment for me."




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