Giro d'Italia

Stage 6) Cassino - San Giovanni Rotondo

IT Italy, Thursday 16 May 2019
238 km

Giro d’Italia: Serry rides into top 10 from the break

Giro d’Italia: Serry rides into top 10 from the break

First successful breakaway of the Corsa Rosa came on Thursday’s 238km-long stage 6 between Cassino and San Giovanni Rotondo, a finish for the first time in history at the race. When a breakaway took off, after several skirmishes, our team made sure it had a man in the move – Pieter Serry. Riding his tenth Grand Tour, Serrytje brought his contribution to the seven-minute lead the escapees got to enjoy ahead of Coppa Casarinelle, the hardest climb so far at this edition.

The concord between the twelve men went up in smokes with 22 kilometers remaning, when Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) and Fausto Masnada (Androni Giocattoli) took off, opening a 30-second gap on the group which Serry tried to bring to life with two accelerations, despite getting fragmented on the ascent.

On the final descent, Pieter tried one more time and distanced his companions, setting off in pursuit of the riders in the front group, from where Masnada outsprinted his countryman. The Belgian’s never-say-die attitude saw him conclude the stage in sixth place for his third top 10 of the season, a result on which he is very keen on building on.

“I had good legs today, I felt good, but unfortunately I followed the wrong riders on the climb when it became tactical. Then I kept trying to go clear, and succeeded on the downhill, where I went full gas. I’m pretty happy with this result, it was a nice day of racing out there. I feel that I’m becoming better and better, and hopefully I will go again in a breakaway”, Pieter said after making inroads in the general classification, where he now lies in eighth position.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Fausto Masnada
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
5:45:01
2 Valerio Conti
UAE-Team Emirates
0:05
3 José Joaquín Rojas Gil
Movistar Team
0:38
4 Rubén Plaza Molina
Israel Cycling Academy
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5 Giovanni Carboni
Bardiani - CSF
0:43
6 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:54
7 Valentin Madouas
Groupama - FDJ
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8 Nans Peters
AG2R La Mondiale
0:57
9 Andrey Amador Bikkazakova
Movistar Team
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10 Amaro Antunes
CCC Team
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21 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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23 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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27 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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120 Fabio Sabatini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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130 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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131 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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150 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Valerio Conti
UAE-Team Emirates
25:22:00
2 Giovanni Carboni
Bardiani - CSF
1:41
3 Nans Peters
AG2R La Mondiale
2:09
4 José Joaquín Rojas Gil
Movistar Team
2:12
5 Valentin Madouas
Groupama - FDJ
2:19
6 Amaro Antunes
CCC Team
2:45
7 Fausto Masnada
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
3:14
8 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:25
9 Andrey Amador Bikkazakova
Movistar Team
3:27
10 Sam Oomen
Team Sunweb
4:57
20 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6:26
31 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7:12
41 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8:22
108 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25:10
112 Fabio Sabatini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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137 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
37:01
142 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
39:21
1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
121 pt
2 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
93 pt
3 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
86 pt
4 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
66 pt
5 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
Movistar Team
50 pt
6 Matteo Moschetti
Trek - Segafredo
32 pt
7 Valerio Conti
UAE-Team Emirates
29 pt
8 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
27 pt
9 Fausto Masnada
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
25 pt
10 Diego Ulissi
UAE-Team Emirates
25 pt
15 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
19 pt
31 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9 pt
1 Giovanni Carboni
Bardiani - CSF
25:23:41
2 Nans Peters
AG2R La Mondiale
0:28
3 Valentin Madouas
Groupama - FDJ
0:38
4 Sam Oomen
Team Sunweb
3:16
5 Nicola Conci
Trek - Segafredo
4:08
6 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
4:27
7 Hugh Carthy
EF Education First
4:59
8 Pavel Sivakov
Team INEOS
5:07
9 Tao Geoghegan Hart
Team INEOS
6:02
10 Ben O'Connor
Team Dimension Data
6:42
36 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
35:20
37 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
37:40
1 Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo
24 pt
2 Fausto Masnada
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
18 pt
3 Valerio Conti
UAE-Team Emirates
8 pt
4 Giovanni Carboni
Bardiani - CSF
6 pt
5 François Bidard
AG2R La Mondiale
6 pt
6 Marco Frapporti
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
4 pt
7 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
4 pt
8 Rubén Plaza Molina
Israel Cycling Academy
4 pt
9 Louis Vervaeke
Team Sunweb
3 pt
10 Łukasz Owsian
CCC Team
3 pt
15 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Movistar Team 76:14:55
2 UAE-Team Emirates 3:33
3 Deceuninck - Quick Step 5:12
4 Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec 6:44
5 AG2R La Mondiale 7:02
6 Trek - Segafredo 10:08
7 BORA - hansgrohe 10:11
8 CCC Team 10:14
9 Mitchelton-Scott 10:40
10 Astana Pro Team 10:58

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