Entire teams withdrew from the race on Friday morning including. Emirates, Team Emirates, Alpsin-Phoenix, Bahrain-Victorious (with Philip Massijuk). Although the peloton has melted from more than 150 to less than a hundred riders, race director Oliver Sean said before the start of Friday’s stage that the event would continue as requested by most participants.
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Denmark’s Jacob Vogelsang (Israel-Premier Tech) took the lead on the sixth stage course, taking a second advantage over Britain’s Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers).
Denis won the tricky mountain stage, finishing fastest of the top four, just ahead of France’s Clement Champusin (AG2R). Vogelsang and Thomas finished over two minutes later, in a small group with the other runners struggling to win the race.
He did not finish the stage of Maciej Bodnar (TotalEnergies).
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Results of the sixth stage of Locarno-Mosalp (177.5 km):
1. Nico Denz (Germany / Team DSM) – 5:11.14
2 – Clement Champusin (France / AG2R Citroen)
3 – Jose Herrada (Spain / Cofides)
4. Quinn Simmons (USA / Trek Segafredo) same time
5. Fausto Masnada (Italy / Quick Step Alpha Vinyl) 11 p.m
6. Quentin Bacher (France / Groupama-FDJ) 1.33
. Maciej Bodnar (Polska / TotalEnergies) Unfinished
. Filip Masijuk (Polska / Bahrain-Victorious) has not started
1. Jacob Vogelsang (Denmark / Israel-Premier Tech) – 27:30.30
2. Geraint Thomas (Great Britain / Ineos Grenadiers) 1 s
3 – Sergio Higuita (Colombia / Bora – Hansgrohe) 10
4. Nelson Paulis (USA / EF Education-Easy Post) 26
5 – Felix Groschartner (Austria / Bora – Hansgrohe) 34
6. Andreas Liknesund (Norway / Team DSM) 46
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