'Just perfect' — Arnaud Démare on a roll at the Giro d'Italia with two wins in a row

French sprinter triumphs for second day running on stage six

Arnaud Démare
(Image credit: Getty Images)

After the famine, the feast. Both in terms of action on stage six of the Giro d'Italia, where a dull day was followed by a thrilling finish, and Grand Tour stage wins for Arnaud Démare, as the Frenchman has now won two in a row.

It is fair to say Thursday's stage was reasonably dull, but it was enlivened by a thrilling sprint which saw a deluxe sprint train battle, multiple riders angered, and a photo finish in the end. 

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.