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Not exactly mountains yet but enough to shake out the sprinters

Matthew Lloyd (Omega Pharma-Lotto) attacked his long-standing breakaway companion Rubens Bertogliati (Androni Giocattoli) towards the top of the last climb of today's 6th stage of the Giro d'Italia with 11km still to go and time-trialled in for the predominantly downhill finish.

Bertogliati came in 2nd on his own just over a minute later but with the peleton seconds behind where Danilo Hondo won the bunch sprint.

On this 172km stage from Fidenza to Marina di Carrara, Briton David Millar moved up to seventh overall as the sprinters Greipel and Goss dropped away on the climbs.

 

 Giro d'Italia stage 6 result

1  Matthew Lloyd         (Omega Pharma-Lotto)  in 4:24:20
2  Rubens Bertogliati    (Androni Giocattoli)     at 1:06
3  Danilo Hondo          (Lampre-Farnese Vini)    at 1:15
4  Manuel Belletti       (Colnago-CSF Inox)
5  Filippo Pozzato       (Katusha)
6  William Bonnet        (Bbox-Bouyges Telecom)
7  Sacha Modolo          (Colnago-CSF Inox)
8  Vasil Kiryienka       (Caisse d'Epargne)
9  Alexander Efimkin     (AG2R La Mondiale)	 	
10 Baden Cooke           (Team Saxo Bank)    at same time

 

 Giro d'Italia overall classification after stage 6

1  Vincenzo Nibali       (Liquigas-Doimo)
2  Ivan Basso            (Liquigas-Doimo)       at 13 secs
3  Valerio Agnoli        (Liquigas)             at 20 secs
4  Alexandre Vinokourov  (Astana)               at 33 secs

5  Vladimir Karpets      (Katusha)              at 39 secs
6  Richie Porte          (Saxo Bank)            at 45 secs
7  David Millar          (Garmin-Transitions)   at 45 secs
8  Baden Cooke           (Saxo Bank)            at    1:03
9  Linus Gerdemann       (Team Milram)	        at    1:04	
10 Laurent Didier        (Team Saxo Bank)	at    1:13