Germany’s Marcel Kittel took out came first with a time of 3:49.54, while Slovakia’s Peter Sagan came second, despite a crash which slowed him down near Fano, and Argentinas Maximiliano Richeze came third, both with the same time as Kittel.
Kwiatkowski came 16th in the UCI World Tour race, also with a time of 3:49.54.
After the sixth leg of the race and with a time of 25:21.22, Kwiatkowski retains a three-second lead over Italian Damiano Caruso and a 23 second lead over Spaniard Mikel Landa.
The 53rd edition of the competition, known as the Race of the Two Seas, ends on Tuesday with an individual 10-kilometre speed race in San Benedetto del Tronto.
Created in 1966, the race has evolved over time to its current format of seven stages over seven days, with sprints, climbs, time trials and an uphill sprint finish. It starts on the eastern Tyrrhenian coast, before crossing the spine of the Italian peninsula to the Adriatic Sea. (vb)
Source: Polskie Radio