Giro d’Italia 2021 – May 13th 6th stage: Grotte di Frasassi – Ascoli Piceno It is not the title of a movie, it is the victory of a new class of heroes on the pedals. Heroes who, under a pouring rain, took the stage of the 6th leg of the Giro D’Italia 2021. Gino Mäder, born in 1997, Swiss and winner of the day; Attila Valter, born in 1998, Hungarian and new Maglia Rosa. Names to the most unknown, that made this 6th leg electrifying, although it is only 160km long with 3 GPM. The risk was that the stage would become monotonous due to the bad weather and Big’s team game. Gino Mäder, we were saying. On the run from km 23. He leaves with other 25 racers in search for a vain glory, unconcerned of the struggles that await them, the rises to climb and, above all, the rain which transforms the asphalt into a trap for ruinous falls. The rise that leads to Fabriano acts as a springboard, 5 teams are represented: Gino Mäder and Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Victorious), Simon Guglielmi (Groupama-FDJ), Dario Cataldo (Movistar), Jimmy Janssens (Alpecin-Fenix) and Simone Ravanelli (Androni-Sidermec). Follow to these teams, after a 30 km pursuit race, we find Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) e Geoffrey Bouchard (AG2R Citroën). Maximum advantage 5’30’’: not too reassuring. It is raining, wind and Ineos split the group leaving many riders in the background, including the Maglia Rosa De Marchi wo will arrive exhausted to the finish line, greeting his dreams of glory. The great Ineos Grenadiers rider Filippo Ganna exhausts the group on a sloping towards the 2nd GPM, smashing most of the fugitives’ advantage. The last 15 km are all uphill. Merida cyclists want to leave a mark after yesterday accident, which forced their captain Landa to retitre: Mohoric services Mäder , pulling the group till his exhaustion. Together with Ganna, he is the best workhorse of the day. At -10 km there are three cyclists left: Mäder, Mollema and Cataldo. These three have still 2’ advantage but the Big Names “don’t sleep”, they start to play together, speeding up and beginning to “taste” the contenders’ legs for the final victory, nibbling precious seconds. Only 3 km left, Mäder overtakes the group and starts to believe in the feat, meanwhile, among the contenders, Bernal is on fire: he accelerates quickly followed by Evenepoel and Ciccone. We were talking about Giants, weren’t we? These guys will make us dream. Finish line. Mäder manages to capture his most important victory as a professional cyclist, Bernal positions himself 2nd at 12’’, followed by Evenepoel and Ciccone. The new Maglia Rosa is Valter, Hungarian and the first in his country to wear this trophy on Italian soil. Giro D’Italia 6th stage ranking: 1st Attila Valter, born in 1998. 2nd at 11’’ Remco Evenepoel, born in 2000. 3rd at 16’’ Egan Bernal, born in 1997. Finally new Giants grow up!