Trek-Segafredo Team (Italy) - Press Release: A last-second catch of the breakaway opens the door for Mads Pedersen to sprint to his first Giro stage win.
With five kilometers remaining of the sixth stage of the Giro d’Italia it looked like the two-man breakaway of Simon Clarke and Alessandro de Marchi would claim the spoils, and it would have been a well-deserved victory. However, Mads Pedersen, and the whole Trek-Segafredo team were on a mission.
With stage wins in the Tour de France and Vuelta a España to his name already, Mads Pedersen was much-hyped to complete the set of Grand Tour stage wins, dubbed ‘The Pederslam’. Trek-Segafredo took on the bulk of the work over the hilly stage to keep the breakaway close, but even then it was looking like the breakaway might thwart their plans. Some last-minute pulls from Bauke Mollema and Toms Skujins proved enough to drag the peloton into contention for the win. From there, it was down to Pedersen who jumped on the wheel of Fernando Gaviria’s early sprint, catapulting himself to victory in Napoli.