Giro d’Italia/1. From Naples to Margherita di Savoia

Giro d'Italia (3)

Elia Viviani has come in second place again. The sixth stage of the Giro d’Italia came to its conclusion in front of a large crowd worthy of such an occasion. It was a flat stage along the windy coast of Puglia and once again the white-and-green pacer Cameron Wurf made it out front in the leadout group.

Giro 1 (14)The Pink Race journey all started last Saturday in Naples and will continue up the Italian peninsula, with Wega and team Cannondale joining forces. The lucky guests of the Hospitality program set up for the occasion by Wega  – official partner for the formation managed by Roberto Amadio – will get to enjoy a mix of terrific views and snapshots of the Boot as well as thrilling moments in sports. Among these is an exciting breakout debut by Elia Viviani, a young talent with impressive sprinting skills who has been standing out since the first stage – the city circuit in Naples – picking up the first white jersey in the 2013 Giro and coming just inches within victory, but beaten in the final sprint by His MajestyGiro 1 (17) Mark Cavendish.

In addition to breathtaking scenery like the views offered during the team time trial on the island of Ischia, the following stages also highlighted the efforts of other newcomers, like the triumph scored with the pink jersey going to Luca Paolini in the third stage; or again, in the second longest stage in the race – the fourth, which went from Campania to Calabria along a hilly route full of ups and downs which saw Enrico Battaglin’s victory in the final sprint – in the rain. Then there was the flatter stage linking Cosenza to the Città dei Sassi (City of Rocks), Matera, with Alan Marangoni from team Cannondale wrestling with the other major players in the day’s big breakaway. And with the trial in Puglia wrapping up, it is time to take off once again… destination: Pescara.