Giro d’Italia 2021 : Stage 6 – Mader wins from chaos; Valter takes pink

Stage 6 was another chaotic day in Giro d’Italia 2021, with the weather gods soaking chilling riders with pouring rain, sidewinds and a strong headwind on the final climb. The Beast known as Ganna™ then added insult to injury by punishing them kilometre after kilometre. Bahrain Victorious’ Gino Mader eluded the INEOS tractor beam all day and took a solo stage win that so drained him, he couldn’t even do a victory salute for fear he would fall off his bike. Behind him, GC riders had a battle on the final climb, with Egan Bernal (Ineos), Dan Martin (Israel Start-up Nation), Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck QuickStep), and Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) coming in together. But it was FDJ’s Attila Valter who wears the maglia rosa tomorrow.

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Tweets of the Week 2021 : Sunday’s chaos grenade of heartbreak and pain

There was a lot of racing last week but, actually, if you missed Sunday’s stages in Tirreno-Adriatico and Paris-Nice, you missed the most astonishing, heartbreaking, just batshit crazy day of cycling. It was glorious! We have all the reactions …

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