Victorious on stage 3 last weekend, the Brit was again in contention.

Just like in 2000 – until today, the only time the race had visited Scalea – the stage finishing in the small Calabrese town came down to a mass gallop, although unlike 22 years ago, the terrain was ideally suited to the sprinters, who arrived in the final kilometer after a calm and quiet stage that had in the spotlight a one-man breakaway for almost four hours.

The Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl train was in prime position under the flamme rouge, but things changed in the blink of an eye, when a move of another rider who cut across forced Bert to hit the brakes, leaving Mark Cavendish only with Michael Mørkøv for company for the last 800 meters of the stage. The Dane had to do an extra load of work in the wind before launching the Manxman, who took off with 250 meters to go and claimed third place at the end, as Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ) notched up the victory in a photo finish.

The race continues Friday with the complicated stage 7 from Diamante to Potenza, whose up-and-down rough terrain is perfect for a breakaway, but also for a shake-up of the general classification.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele / Getty Images

Race details

1 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
5:02:33
2 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
0:00
3 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
4 Biniam Girmay Hailu
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:00
5 Giacomo Nizzolo
Israel - Premier Tech
0:00
6 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain - Victorious
0:00
7 Andrea Vendrame
AG2R Citroën Team
0:00
8 Simone Consonni
Cofidis
0:00
9 Vincenzo Albanese
EOLO-Kometa
0:00
10 Edward Theuns
Trek - Segafredo
0:00
20 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
41 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
122 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
138 James Knox
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
151 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
162 Pieter Serry
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:21
166 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:30
1 Juan Pedro López Pérez
Trek - Segafredo
23:23:36
2 Lennard Kämna
BORA - hansgrohe
0:38
3 Rein Taaramäe
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:58
4 Simon Yates
Team BikeExchange - Jayco
1:42
5 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:47
6 Wilco Kelderman
BORA - hansgrohe
1:55
7 João Almeida
UAE Team Emirates
1:58
8 Pello Bilbao López de Armentia
Bahrain - Victorious
2:00
9 Richie Porte
INEOS Grenadiers
2:04
10 Romain Bardet
Team DSM
2:06
67 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
16:12
84 James Knox
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
20:51
151 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
36:08
169 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
52:54
170 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
53:02
171 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
53:11
172 Pieter Serry
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
53:52
1 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
147 pt
2 Biniam Girmay Hailu
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
94 pt
3 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
78 pt
4 Mathieu van der Poel
Alpecin-Fenix
62 pt
5 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE Team Emirates
54 pt
6 Giacomo Nizzolo
Israel - Premier Tech
54 pt
7 Filippo Tagliani
Drone Hopper - Androni Giocattoli
45 pt
8 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
43 pt
9 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain - Victorious
30 pt
10 Pello Bilbao López de Armentia
Bahrain - Victorious
27 pt
17 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
18 pt
38 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
6 pt
51 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
4 pt
56 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2 pt
59 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2 pt
1 Lennard Kämna
BORA - hansgrohe
43 pt
2 Mirco Maestri
EOLO-Kometa
18 pt
3 Juan Pedro López Pérez
Trek - Segafredo
18 pt
4 Rein Taaramäe
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
12 pt
5 Sylvain Moniquet
Lotto Soudal
9 pt
6 Mattia Bais
Drone Hopper - Androni Giocattoli
8 pt
7 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
6 pt
8 Jaakko Hänninen
AG2R Citroën Team
6 pt
9 Pascal Eenkhoorn
Jumbo-Visma
5 pt
10 Rick Zabel
Israel - Premier Tech
5 pt
1 Juan Pedro López Pérez
Trek - Segafredo
23:23:36
2 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:47
3 João Almeida
UAE Team Emirates
1:58
4 Thymen Arensman
Team DSM
2:15
5 Santiago Buitrago Sánchez
Bahrain - Victorious
2:18
6 Iván Ramiro Sosa Cuervo
Movistar Team
3:05
7 Pavel Sivakov
INEOS Grenadiers
3:14
8 Stefano Oldani
Alpecin-Fenix
3:35
9 Simon Carr
EF Education-EasyPost
4:08
10 Tobias Foss
Jumbo-Visma
4:14
23 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
16:12
1 BORA - hansgrohe 70:14:21
2 Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux 2:25
3 Trek - Segafredo 2:55
4 Bahrain - Victorious 3:03
5 INEOS Grenadiers 3:29
6 Team BikeExchange - Jayco 3:38
7 Movistar Team 6:11
8 Jumbo-Visma 6:42
9 Team DSM 8:18
10 Astana Qazaqstan Team 9:55

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