Manufacturers League Giro d’Italia Stages 4-6

Another three stages down in the first Grand Tour of the season, seeing some brilliant riding, nail biting finishes and a wonderful rememberance of the late Wouter Weylandt from Stage Six winner, Mark Cavendish.

Stage 4: Policastro – Serra San Bruno, 246km

Giro d'Italia Manufacturers League Stage 4

 

And for the manufacturers this meant:

Giro d'Italia Manufacturers League Stage 4 MFR

Stage 4 being dominated by the Italian manufacturers, Pinarello, Cipollini and Bianchi. A rare stage win for Campagnolo too, a sign of a shift in power perhaps?

Stage 5: ┬áCosenza – Matera, 203km

A crash affected stage 5 saw John Degenkolb take the win, with 89 other riders sharing the same winning time – because of the crash, the bunch wasn’t that tight ­čÖé

Giro d'Italia Manufacturers League - Stage 5

 

And for the manufacturers:

Giro d'Italia Manufacturers League - Stage 5 MFR

 

Stage 6: Mola di Bari – Margherita di Saviola, 169km

Stage 6 saw Mark Cavendish take the 99th stage win of his professional career – utterly incredible. It will be very interesting to see if he can add any more ┬áto his tally of 23 in this year’s TdF, aiming for the crown of Mr Merckx (34 stage wins!)

Giro d'Italia Manufacturers League - Stage 6

The manufacturers fared thus:

Giro d'Italia Manufacturers League - Stage 6 MFRA stage win here for SRAM, with Shimano just beating Campagnolo into third. Shimano also drawing with Zipp in the Wheels race, with Fulcrum just 2 points adrift.

So the running total so far for the manufacturers looks like this:

Giro d'Italia Manufacturers League - Leaderboard Stage 6

Still a comfortable lead for Shimano in the Groupset Table, with Pinarello fighting it out with Specialized in the Bikes. It’s already looking like a fight for second place behind Shimano in the Wheel Division too! Still plenty of stages left though, and anything can happen in a Grand Tour!

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