Greg Van Avermaet sprints ahead of Peter Sagan to win Tirreno-Adriatico stage six

The BMC man sprinted from a select front group to pip Peter Sagan to the line on stage six and take the race lead from Zdenek Stybar who finished four seconds behind

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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) moved into the overall lead at the 2016 Tirreno-Adriatico with one stage remaining, after beating Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) in a sprint on stage six to take three bonus seconds on the line.

Race leader Zdenek Stybar (Etixx-QuickStep) finished four seconds back on the pair, relinquishing his blue jersey.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).