Katusha-Alpecin's Marcel Kittel won the 153km sixth stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico, which finished in Fano, Italy, today. Sagan was just behind Gaviria and somehow managed to stay upright, but the world champion was forced to use a lot of energy to get back up to the front of the peloton. The Quick-Step Floors riders will require surgery to his hand which will likely prevent him from riding for four weeks, subsequently ruling him out of the Spring Classics. "I was looking at the best times on this course thinking OK 11:20 to aim for", said Dennis. We controlled the race.
Kwiatkowski started the stage with a three-second advantage over Damiano Caruso (BMC Racing) but pushed his overall winning margin to 24 seconds with an impressive display. "I didn't make it but, at the end of the day, we have to be very happy with the stage and keep focus on tomorrow's time trial for a flawless end".
The final stage is a 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) individual time trial in San Benedetto del Tronto.
Geraint Thomas, who led the race before losing time and with it his leader's jersey during Saturday's stage, again endured bad luck on the road after puncturing in the closing kilometres.