- - Tirreno-Adriatico 2024 Stage 6

Tirreno-Adriatico 2024 Stage 6

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Jonas Vingegaard (Visma-Lease a Bike) solidified his position as the dominant rider in this year’s Tirreno-Adriatico after taking stage 6 today. 

The Tour de France champion stamped his class on the race when claiming stage 5 on Friday, proving that he was in a different league compared to his rivals once again.

The Danish rider sat nestled in the peloton for most of the day, while the field chased down the remnants of a breakaway before forging clear on the final climb.

Jai Hindley (Bora–Hansgrohe) and Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates) were unable to hold the wheel as Vingegaard powered to victory atop Monte Petrano.

With one stage remaining, Vingegaard likely only needs to remain on his bike to clinch victory on Sunday.

Richard Carapaz (EF Education–EasyPost) got into an early break, and he was the only one able to push on on the final climb.

Bora-Hansgrohe put the hammer down in the chase group and whittled down Carapaz’s advantage to 10 seconds when Hindley launched his attack with 6.5 km to run.

Vingegaard responded to Hindley’s attack and Ayuso was the only other rider able to hold the wheel.

Visma-Lease a Bike star Vingegaard showed his class when taking the leader’s jersey on Friday, and he gave another demonstration of his climbing power when jumping away with six kilometers remaining.

Ayuso attempted to keep tabs, but the Dane dropped him and stormed away for a second-stage win.

Vinggaard crossed the line 26 seconds clear of Ayuso and Hindley and extended his lead on general classification to 1:24.

Meanwhile, Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) finished fifth on the stage to sit ninth on GC.

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