The sixth stage of the Giro d’Italia left us, in addition to the second victory in this edition for Arnaud Démare and the heroic solo escape of Diego Rosa, the image of a peloton that decided to take it easy on this almost flat day.
A calm that was also reflected in the performance data of the runners and in the confessions of some of them at the end of the stage. One of the most expressive was the Dutch Mathieu Van der Poel, who after uploading the day’s activity to his Strava account He added the following comment: “This is possibly the easiest stage I’ve ever done.” Some statements also justified with the activity data of Van der Poel himself, who completed 200 kilometers of travel in 5:12:36 at 38.4 km/h and a weighted average power of 209 watts and an intensity of 49% during the race .
Van der Poel’s was not the only explicit statement about yesterday’s session. Richie Porte accompanied his activity on Strava along with the emoji of a snail in allusion to the slow rhythm during the day this Thursday. It was also alluded to by Romain Bardet, who titled his activity “A peloton in no hurry to come back”. Everything seems to indicate that, after yesterday’s calm, the storm will come this Friday with the demanding route to Potenza.