João Almeida keeps his place in the general

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Arnaud Démares again crossed the finish line in the lead, after winning the fifth stage, covering 192 kilometers in 5:02.33. The rider from A-dos-Francos takes seventh place

The French cyclist Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) won the sprint of the sixth stage of the Vuelta a Italia on Thursday, the day after the first triumph, the Spaniard Juan Pedro López (Trek-Segafredo) keeping the lead of the general.

Démare, who leads the points classification and had already won the fifth stage, completed the 192 kilometers between Palmi and Scalea in 5h02.33, ahead of the Australian Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal), second, and the Briton Mark Cavendish on the finishing line. QuickStep-Alpha Vinyl), third.

The day did not change the first places of the general, with Juan Pedro López in front of the German Lennard Kämna (BORA-hansgrohe), second at 38 seconds, and the Estonian Rein Taaramäe (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux), third at 58.

João Almeida (UAE Emirates) follows in seventh place, a position he climbed to last Wednesday, 1.58 minutes behind the leader.

Next Friday, the seventh stage connects Diamante to Potenza in 196 kilometers, with four mountain counts, including one first class.

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