Colombian Climber Miguel Rubiano Rules The Day

The suave Gianni Savio is all thumbs for Miguel Rubiano.
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I applaud the efforts of the Colombian climber, Miguel Rubiano Chavel making the most of the short, steep choppy climbs for a beautiful win in Porto Sant'Elpidio.

Rubiano darted out of the pack on the climb on the Passo Della Cappella, looking every bit of stretching his climbing legs, perhaps looking towards the third week of high mountains. He stated that his goal was to grab as much mountain points but then on the Montegranaro climb he let loose.

No stopping Rubiano as he made a solo ride all the way for a excellent win. Manger Gianni Savio, looking suave in a dijon color blazer, pulled alongside to give him a pep talk... that seemed to help. 

Ramunas Navardauskas didn't have the legs for the climbs as he put on a brave ride to lose his pink jersey. At the finish Adriano Malori (Lampre) took the sprint from Michal Golas (Omega) and collected 12 second bonus to be the new leader. Garmin-Barracuda lost Tyler Farrar as he crashed and abandoned on the descent of the Cappella. Discouraging news for the Argyle Armada for sure, but encouraging for Ryder Hesjedal finished in the main pack to move up to third place overall. Rubiano with his win, I hope to see more, now sits in fourth overall.

Full results. Stage 6 Urbino-Porto Sant'Elpidio 210km. 

Stage winner: Miguel Rubiano Chavez (Andoroni-Giocattoli)
Maglia Rosa: Adriano Malori (Lampre-ISD)
Maglia Rossa: Matt Goss
Maglia Azzurra: Miguel Rubiano Chavez
Maglia Bianca: Adriano Malori


3. Ryder Hesjedal (0:17) 
132.  Christian Meier (20:24)
150. Dom Rollin (24:06)
157. Svein Tuft (24:57)

Adriano Malori is the new leader.

The climb of the Passo della Capella included
part of the Strade Bianche route.