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The Real Peter Sagan Stands

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Mar 16, 2015 – Tinkoff-Saxo’s Peter Sagan has finally given his fans the answer to their beloved wishes, watching the Slovakian-Superstar cross the line first. The Tinkoff rider was able to capitalize on a cold, wet finish and overcome rivals Gerald Ciolek and Jens Debusschere to win stage 6 of Tirreno-Adriatico on Monday.

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Many cycling fans have been questioning the form of Peter Sagan, coming close numerous times in several sprint finishes over the past week. Tinkoff-Saxo owner Oleg Tinkov is undoubtedly happy about the victory for his team, his other star climber Alberto Contador struggled in the snow-capped stage 5 and was unable to live up to his cycling prowess.

Colombian Nairo Quintana of Movistar still retains his overall lead over Bauke Mollema of Trek Factory Racing and fellow Colombian Rigoberto Uran. The petite climber has a near 40-second buffer over his nearest rival and will likely look to retain his lead in the 10-kilometer time-trial of stage 7.

On the eve of stage 7, favorites Fabian Cancellara and Adriano Malori will certainly be riding head to head to decide who is the better time-trialist in the race.

The Final 13 kilometers of stage 6

Results Stage 6

1. Peter Sagan (SVK) Tinkoff 5hr 04min 13sec
2. Gerald Ciolek (GER) same time
3. Jens Debusschere (BEL) s.t.
4. Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) s.t.
5. Axel Richeze (ARG) s.t.
6. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) s.t.
7. Nikias Arndt (GER) s.t.
8. Sam Bennett (IRL) s.t.
9. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU) s.t.
10. Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ) s.t.

General Classification

1. Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar 24hr 58min 58sec
2. Bauke Mollema (NED) at 39sec
3. Rigoberto Uran (COL) 48
4. Thibaut Pinot (FRA) 57
5. Alberto Contador (ESP) 1min 03sec
6. Adam Yates (GBR) 1:04
7. Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) 1:06
8. Joaquim Rodriguez (ESP) 1:07
9. Stephen Cummings (GBR) 1:12
10. Wouter Poels (NED) 1:13