Stage 6 | Reggio Calabria to Terme Luigiane | Giro d’Italia 2017
Stage six of the Giro d’Italia headed to Terme Lungiane, a natural spa north of Reggio Calabria, where the day started, and although the race for the pink jersey is only bubbling gently at the moment, the battle for the honours at the finish line was intense.
Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the close sprint between two riders in red and black – BMC Racing’s Silvan Dillier and Trek’s Jasper Stuyven – and ask whether Cannondale-Drapac’s efforts to bring in the break were left too late. We hear from their sports director Fabrizio Guidi and rider Joe Dombrowski, who had different opinions on the matter.
Britain’s Geraint Thomas and Adam Yates lie second and third overall at the moment and at the finish line Daniel caught up with them. We also hear from Sky’s sports director Brett Lancaster on why Reggio Calabria holds such special memories and there’s a chat with one of the sport’s legends who won almost every other race on the calendar but only rode the Giro once right at the end of his career.
There’s also news of the first Pédaleur de Charme prize of this Giro.
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