Rome - Slovakia's Peter Sagan won the sixth stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico race over 209km around Porto Sant'Elpidio on Monday as Italy's Vincenzo Nibali took the overall lead.
In wet conditions, Sagan of the Cannondale team sprinted away in the final 300 metres to beat Nibali, with Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez in third.
Despite finishing second on the day, Nibali, of Astana, seizes the overall leader's blue jersey from Britain's Chris Froome, who had a disappointing day and drops to second in the general classification, 34 seconds back.Results from the sixth stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico, a 209km ride around Porto Sant'Elpidio on Monday:
1. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN 5hr 45min 17sec, 2. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) at 2sec, 3. Joaquim Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) same time, 4. Mauro Santambrogio (ITA/VIN) 44, 5. Samuel Sanchez (ESP/EUS) s.t., 6. Chris Horner (USA/RSH) s.t., 7. Alberto Contador (ESP/SAX) s.t., 8. Jurgen Roelandts (BEL/LTB) 50, 9. Thor Hushovd (NOR/BMC) s.t., 10. Simon Geschke (GER/ARG) s.t.
1. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 27 hr 57min 26sec, 2. Chris Froome (GBR/SKY) at 34sec, 3. Joaquim Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 37, 4. Alberto Contador (ESP/SAX) 48, 5. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 58, 6. Chris Horner (USA/RSH) 1:05, 7. Mauro Santambrogio (ITA/FAR) 1:20, 8. Pryzemyslaw Niemiec (POL/LAM) 2:54, 9. Andrey Amador (CRC/MOV) 2:58, 10. Wout Poels (NED/VAC) 3:08