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Kämna still in mountain jersey and Démare wins the Giro

Dhe French professional cyclist Arnaud Démare celebrated his second stage win at the 105th Giro d’Italia. One day after his success in Messina, the 30-year-old from Team Groupama-FDJ prevailed again in the mass sprint and, after a photo finish, relegated the 27-year-old Australian Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) to second place in a millimeter decision. Third on the sixth stage over 192 kilometers from Palmi to Scalea was four-time world champion Mark Cavendish (Great Britain/Quick-Step). The best German on Thursday was Phil Bauhaus from Team Bahrain-Victorious in sixth place.

Lennard Kämna from the German team Bora-hansgrohe finished in the peloton and easily defended his mountain jersey and second place in the overall standings. The Spaniard Juan Pedro Lopez (Trek-Segafredo) still wears the pink jersey for first place overall. He is 38 seconds ahead of Kämna, who won Tuesday’s hilltop finish on Mount Etna.

Giro endet in Verona

After the mass arrival during the day, the sprinters got their turn again, with the exception of a mountain in the fourth category, there were no difficulties to overcome on the 192 kilometers. The 33-year-old Italian Diego Rosa from the Eolo-Kometa team had taken the lead in the peleton after 167 kilometers. As a breakaway, his lead was sometimes more than three minutes. But with 28.5 kilometers to go, he was sent off the field. In the mass sprint, Démare again had the best legs, although the decision was very close.

The seventh stage leads on Friday from Diamante to Potenza over 196 kilometers, no less than 4730 meters in altitude have to be overcome. The Giro ends on May 29 in Verona.

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