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Michele Scarponi takes 6th Stage Giro Solo

In stage 6 of the Giro d’Italia from 248km to Mayrhofer im Zillertal (Austria), Michele Scarponi was part of the break away from the breakaway. 45km before the finish, Vasili Kiryenka (Caisse d’Epargne) and Scarponi held the peloton and other breakaway attempts at bay. In the last ten kilometres Kiryenka dropped off with cramps and Scarponi held his lead to take line victory with a 30 second advantage. 

During the racing through smaller streets, the peloton split with Lance Armstrong in the second group though not particularly concerned with a time 4:13 minutes behind the leader. For Astana, Levi Leipheimer and Christopher Horner are well placed in the top ten.

Stage 7 is 244km from Innsbruck in Austria across Switzerland to Chiavenna in Italy with a 40km downhill towards the finish line.

Top Ten Results on Stage 6

1 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli 5.49.55 (42.524km/h)
2 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia – Highroad 0.32
3 Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step
4 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha
5 Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank
6 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto
7 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre – N.G.C.
8 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia – Highroad 0.36
9 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes – Farnese Vini
10 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale

General Classification after Stage 6

1 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes – Farnese Vini 22.11.15
2 Thomas L?vkvist (Swe) Team Columbia – Highroad 0.05
3 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia – Highroad 0.36
4 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana 0.43
5 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 0.50
6 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas 1.06
7 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 1.16
8 Christopher Horner (USA) Astana 1.17
9 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 1.27
10 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 1.41

Christopher Jones
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Christopher Jones is a recreational cyclist and runs a design agency, Signale. As the driving force behind Bicycles.net.au he has one of each 'types' of bicycles.
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