In the sprint that decided the sixth stage, Silvia closes in fifth place, keeping second place in the overall standings.
The streak of placings of Valcar – Travel & Service at the Tour de France Femmes continues, with Silvia Persico who finished fifth in the sixth stage with arrival in Rosheim won by the yellow jersey, Marianne Vos.
A nervous stage that saw the group of the best chasing the 14 attackers who had taken off in the first kilometres of the fraction for the four cotes scheduled.
In the end, the last striker, the Frenchwoman, surrendered five kilometres from the finish, allowing the squad, reduced to about forty units, to compete for the stage win.
The bad news of the day concerns Eleonora Gasparrini, who did not start the stage due to the aftermath of the maxi fall that involved the group in the fifth stage. These are the words that the young Piedmontese entrusted to social media.
“I took a hard blow to the leg muscle yesterday in a big fall. I hoped to be able to leave today, but my physique did not allow me to. There is a lot of regret but the season is still long. Now a few days of absolute rest and then off we go. Although I can’t run, I stay here to support my teammates who will still make me have so much fun ”.
From tomorrow, the Grande Boucle scenario changes radically, with the two stages that will upset and outline the general classification.