ROME (Dispatches) - Italian Valerio Conti took the lead at the Giro d'Italia after finishing second to compatriot Fausto Masnada in the sixth stage.
Thursday's events produced an entirely new top-10 with riders from the 13-man breakaway taking over and overnight leader Primoz Roglic dropping to 11th.
The Slovenian is five minutes and 24 seconds adrift, with Briton Simon Yates 13th, still 35 seconds behind Roglic.
Masnada edged out Conti to secure his first Grand Tour stage win.
Roglic was part of a peloton which crossed the line more than seven minutes behind with his shorts ripped from an early crash.
***Masnada holds off Conti to win stage six in San Giovanni Rotondo