André Greipel wins Giro d'Italia stage six sprint finish

German powered ahead of his rivals after a long and controlled leadout from his Lotto-Soudal teammates, while race leader Alberto Contador was caught up in a crash in the final straight

14 May 2015
98th Giro d'Italia
Stage 06 : Montecatini Terme - Castiglione della Pescaia
1st : GREIPEL Andre (GER) Lotto - Soudal
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) sprinted to a third career Giro d'Italia stage win on stage six of the 2015 race, after a controlled leadout by his Lotto-Soudal teammates.

On a day lacking in action through much of the duration, the final kilometre saw not only the German beat sprint rivals Matteo Pelucchi (IAM Cycling) and Sacha Modolo (Lampre-Merida) to victory, but also a huge crash.

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Richard Windsor

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