Montargis to Gueugnon – 227.5 km
This is the longest stage in this years tour. It has three sprints and four category 4 climbs.
This is the last ‘easy’ stage before the first “Mountain” stage of the race on Saturday, and the first “High Mountain” stage on Sunday.
10:30 AM EDT
Today’s stage started at 12:02 local Paris time (6:02 AM EDT).
(I’m a little late again this morning, this extreme hot weather here on Toronto is making it hard to sleep).
Here’s where we are now:
Tour de France “LIVE” widget feeds race data into an iconic representation of the race that refreshes every minute or so. Overall time and split times are shown for each group on a profile map of the stage. The relative position of the different groups along with a list of all the riders in each group are shown in a scrolling box.
The Peloton is cutting into the breakaways lead now, just under 1:00 separates them.
Poursuivant sprints out of the Peloton and catches the lead group at the top of the forth climb of the day. This is the first time in this years tour we’ve seen a rider make a move for the lead on a climb – foreshadowing the mountain stages to come.
Mathieu Perget sees the challenge and sprints out in front of the lead pack as one more rider from the Peloton joins the breakawayers.
The lead group consolidates again and the Peloton is right on them, only 0:20 behind.
Looks like another sprint finish at the marathoners and the climbers could not break away.
Garmin-Transitions is launching Robert Hunter and Tyler Farrar. Mark Cavendish is right on the lead riders wheel at 50 metres to go he slips out of his draft to the right and powers the the line – perfect!
Mark Cavendish wins! – for the second day in a row.
Stage 6 Finish Individual Time
Overall Individual Time after Stage 6
Overall Team Standings after Stage 6
All images are linked to the appropriate letour.fr page – click on the images to go (opens in new tab/window).
Posted: July 9th, 2010
Author: michael holloway
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