44ª Giro d´Italia U23
Stage 6: Bonferraro di Sorgà – San Pellegrino Terme (177,5 km)
The sun will come out again on Wednesday. A new opportunity to fight and in a framework also of great demand as a great high alpine finish at more than 2,000 metres of altitude. This Tuesday does not leave the best of the sensations in the heart of the U23 team of the Foundation present in this edition of the Giro Giovani. And all because of the crashes. The Balearic rider Joan Martí Bennassar was again involved in a fall during this sixth stage. A fall, in this case, cut Davide Piganzoli from the leader’s group. And a crash, which was worse because of its classification implications, complicated the chances of Fernando Tercero to achieve a good final general classification.
It happened at the foot of the Selvino, a ten-kilometre climb. Fernando Tercero was involved in an incident when the race was already well underway. The rider from La Mancha quickly recovered to try to get back to the leader’s group, but on the way he had a new mishap while some movements were happening ahead. While Álex Martín stayed behind to help his team-mate, Davide Piganzoli became the only EOLO-KOMETA in the lead. The race would be selected on the climb and the descent and at the end there would be about twenty riders among which the Frenchman Alois Charrin stood out to win the partial.
Today is in the past. “It’s just bodywork and paint”, says Joan Martí Bennassar. And Fernando Tercero says the same idea: “Now it’s time to do the rest these days”. “The team was very unlucky today, but the Giro is very long and we are not going to give up. Personally it was a good day for me, I had good legs. And I wasn’t too far behind the leading group. But on the descent a rider fell just in front and prevented me from staying there”, tells Davide Piganzoli. At the finish, Piganzoli was 27th at 47 seconds and Tercero dropped 5’11”. Piganzoli is now 22nd overall, more than five minutes behind Ayuso, while Tercero drops to 30th place, 8’28” behind.