Two-man battle for pink goes to Italy

New race leader Giovanni Visconti (Quick Step)

New race leader Giovanni Visconti (Quick Step) (Image credit: AFP)

For the second stage in a row, a breakaway stayed clear until the end in the Giro d'Italia, and this time CSF Group Navigare's Matteo Priamo won stage six from a group which gained 11'34" on the peloton. With race after race this season being decided from escapes, it begs the question, are bunch sprints going out of style? Sprinter extraordinare and maglia ciclamino Daniele Bennati led the group home, but his Liquigas squad, not wanting to defend Franco Pellizotti's leader's pink jersey at any cost, passed the responsibility on to Giovanni Visconti and his Quick Step team.

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Laura Weislo
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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura's specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.