Tirreno-Adriatico. Stage 6. Impressive day in the breakaway for Davide Ballerini
A long and impressive day in the breakaway for Davide Ballerini, as he took off shortly after the start of stage 6 to be caught only 3 kilometers before the finish in Jesi, the place of birth of Michele Scarponi. The initial breakaway group of 7 riders worked well together but reduced during the stage. In the final local laps, Ballerini went solo. But unlike the past two days when his teammates took a stage win after a solo, this time it all came down to a bunch sprint, won by Julian Alaphilippe. Jakob Fuglsang is still third overall before tomorrow's decisive ITT (10 km), 35 seconds behind leader Adam Yates and 10 seconds on Primoz Roglic. Alexey Lutsenko retained his GPM jersey and will likely win this classification, as tomorrow will be a flat ITT.