Giro d´Italia U23
Stage 6: Colico-Colico (137 km)
The Spaniard Sergio García stands out, above all, for his climbing skills. But this Thursday, he signed a ninth place in the sprint which resolved a peaceful sixth stage, starting and finishing in the town of Colico and an itinerary that completely circumvented the majestic Lake Como. This large lake area was the great reference for a day in which four cyclists fed a leak that, with a view to the volata, was neutralized within the last five kilometres. The Belgian Jordi Meeus (SEG) imposed his speed lead.
Sergio Garcia, on the outcome of this finish: “It was a surprise, of course I was not wanted, but so were the circumstances of the race. Like these days, the mission was to launch Puppio. He was coming after me. But just at the last roundabout a small funnel was made and he cut himself. From then on, when I saw myself in front of him, I sprinted as hard as I could and got as far as I could”.
The Montespluga is now waiting for the peloton of a Giro d’Italia U23, which is in its last two stages with a high finish in the highly demanding Valtellina area. It is not in vain that this is a climb of more than twenty kilometres in length, with an average gradient of around 6% in the last fourteen kilometres. It is not a mountain with large ramps, but with very constant slopes. A final stage above 1,900 metres of altitude, the top of this Giro u23, from which the general classification can be very clear. Alessandro Fancellu starts in fourteenth place in the general classification, 3:40 from Thomas Pidcock’s Maglia Rosa. Alejandro Ropero, eighteenth, at 4:22.
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