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Steve Morabito (center) had a playful moment with Cadel Evans during one of the more relaxed moments of Thursday's stage. (©BMC/Tim De Waele.)
Steve Morabito (center) had a playful moment with Cadel Evans during one of the more relaxed moments of Thursday's stage. (©BMC/Tim De Waele.)

Giro d'Italia, Stage 6: Dangerous Day

9. May 2013

BMC Racing Team's Daniel Oss was one of several riders caught up in a number of crashes that disrupted Thursday's stage of the Giro d'Italia.

Evans Remains 10th Overall
Oss, who was involved in one pile-up with about 30 kilometers to go in the 169-km race, underwent a chest X-ray after the race as a precaution after complaining of pain in his ribs. Dr. Giovanni Ruffini said nothing was broken, BMC Racing Team Assistant Director Fabio Baldato said. Baldato said several factors contributed to the dangerous stage. "We went really slow because there was a headwind and a crosswind and there were only two riders in the front and a lot of control by the sprinter's team," he said. "In the final, many riders were nervous and the road was narrow and everyone wanted to be on the front. That's why it was so dangerous." Adam Blythe, in 13th place, was the BMC Racing Team's best finisher as Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) took his second win of this year's race. Luca Paolini (Katusha) kept the lead as the overall standings remained relatively unchanged. Cadel Evans remained 10th overall, 42 seconds back.