Giro d’Italia 2022 – Stage 6

While I got it completely wrong, it is now time to do an effort to redeem myself for tomorrow’s stage. We will see a sprint, with all the sprinters, I am fairly certain. There are 1334 climbing meters tomorrow. The riders will be on the mainland now and quite near the coast.

Start / Partenza Tappa 6 Stage 6 Giro d'Italia 2022
Planimetria / Map Tappa 6 Stage 6 Giro d'Italia 2022

The finale.

It does not get any more simple than this.


Near the cost… That always means a good chance for echelons. The wind will be too calm for it. It will be a crosswind sprint.


Cavendish – he said it like it was after the day, a bit disappointed but they gave it a go. Tomorrow will be different and he will be fueled up with the motivation to redeem himself. He got the strongest train and the best lead-out man. He should start as the favorite.

Ewan – climbed worse than I expected. It is no shame, he has been unfortunate so far with a crash and a poor position on stage 3. Tomorrow there is another chance. I do hope they shorten his train and just bring him in a good position and let him surf the wheels himself. He is the fastest man here, he just has to start his sprint closer to the front.

Demare – took a brilliant win today without his trusted lead-out man. Nonetheless, a perfect stage for the French team. In 2020, he was unbeatable after his first win. Tomorrow, he has stronger rivals to beat. I still can’t see him win a boulevard sprint.

Gaviria – close on two occasions. He was not sure “what was wrong”, a brilliant comment. He could not get into a bigger gear. He is a serious contender for a stage win, he did very well after Richeze’s mechanical too in the final.

Girmay – is looking quick. Boxed in twice now. At one point, he will see a straight line and that is when we know just how quick he is. He will need to do a little better in the battle for position, something his team has a hard time helping him with.

Who will win?

I will once again go for Caleb Ewan. He has a strong team and they will get it right.

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