Giro d'Italia stage 6 reactions: Giovanni Carboni, Nans Peters, Simon Yates, Sam Oomen
May 17 2019 05:43 am CET

Giro d'Italia stage 6 reactions: Giovanni Carboni, Nans Peters, Simon Yates, Sam Oomen
Giro d'Italia stage 6 reactions: Giovanni Carboni, Nans Peters, Simon Yates, Sam Oomen
Never ending trophy. (c)Giro d'Italia

The breakaway was successful in the sixth day of competition in the Giro d'Italia and that shook all the classifications. Giovanni Carboni -new leader of the young rider classification-, Nans Peters -in the third GC position-, Simon Yates and Sam Oomen -in the tenth overall place- talk about their impressions after the stage.

Giovanni Carboni (Bardiani-CSF)

"This jersey, as well as the entire performance, is a great satisfaction. We knew that today's stage would reserved surprise and the whole team was mentalized to be in the breakaway. I battled at the head of the group for 50 km. When a first small group take enough advantage, me and other six riders, including Masnada, has started a counterattack from the group. Together we formed the decisive breakaway. We shared the efforts until the finale, then everyone played his cards. Masnada did a great attack, I waited some fatal seconds thinking that one of the two riders of Movistar, Rojas and Amadaor, would close the gap. This gives me a hint of regret, I could manage the situation in a better way."

Nans Peters (AG2R La Mondiale)

"I wanted to go for the stage win. We knew that Roglic's team did not want to keep the jersey, and the sprinters would not be able to manage the long climb before the finish. The only problem was I ended up in a break with a few guys stronger than me today, but I have no regrets. I am within 28 seconds of the jersey for the best young rider, and I'm in third overall, but that is a little anecdotal. Once we hit the mountains, I'll quickly be back in the pack. But as long as the form is good I want to try my luck again. In these first six stages, I have managed to avoid all the traps, and I hope that will continue."

Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)

"Once the break had gone, Jumbo was controlling and we just took it as easy as possible. Conti will be very hard to dislodge. He is a good bike rider, but now they will have to control the race. We will see how that goes tomorrow, it looks like it could be another day for the breakaway, and we will go from there."

Sam Oomen (Sunweb)

"I wanted to go for the stage victory but a lot went wrong in the finale. The guys in the break were watching me but also marking each other out too. The climb itself wasn’t difficult enough for me to make the difference on and although I could set a strong pace, I was missing the little bit of explosiveness that I needed. I also had some pain in my hand and knee after the crash earlier in the stage and I was a little uncomfortable on the bike, but I didn’t think about it in the finale. It’s a shame the stage ended like that but it gives me and the team confidence to try again later in the race – credit to the guys who got and stayed away."




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