Zdenek STYBAR (EQS) Stage 6 winner

Zdenek Stybar (Etixx – Quick-Step) won another crash marred stage of the Tour de France winning Stage 6 solo after leader and teammate Tony Martin crashed heavily inside 1km to go taking down several other riders including Vincenzo Nibali, Nairo Quintana and Tejay Van Garderen. Chris Froome narrowly avoided going down escaping with a grazed knee trying to avoid the crash.

Zdenek Stybar made his winning move shortly after the crash and the sprinters led by Peter Sagan were unable to close the gap down, Peter Sagan added to his run of second places with Bryan Coquard in third and John Degenkolb in fourth.

Of the GC rivals caught up in the crash Nairo Quintana looked the worst but confirmed it was only a superficial wound.

“I had the doctor look at it; it looks like to be a superficial injury. The people at home can sleep easy,” said Quintana at the team bus, with his right elbow wrapped in gauze. “I hope tomorrow I don’t have any problems with the elbow, because it was a pretty hard blow. Right now, in the heat, I don’t feel anything wrong, but let’s see how it feels in the morning.”

Tony Martin suffered a fractured collarbone and will not start Stage 7, that means Chris Froome will wear the yellow jersey. The gaps to the rest of the GC contenders remains unchanged heading into Stage 7 which should be another stage for the pure sprinters. Saturdays Stage 8 finishes on the Mûr-de-Bretagne and should see a change in time gaps between the leaders.

There was a bit of an exchange between Chris Froome and Vincenzo Nibali about who caused the crash, with Nibali initially blaming Froome for swerving. Froome boarded the Astana team bus after the stage where the matter seemed to be resolved, both team mangers also getting involved.

Zdenek Stybar soloed won win Stage 6 © ASO P.Perreve
Zdenek Stybar soloed won win Stage 6 © ASO P.Perreve
The peloton racing into Le Havre
The peloton racing into Le Havre © ASO B.BAde
Daniel TEKLEHAIMANOT Polka Dot
Daniel Teklehaimanot took all the points in the mountain classification and will now wear the polka dot jersey

Results

Stage 6 – Abbeville – Le Havre, 191.5 km

[table]
Place,Rider Name (Country) Team,Result,
1,Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Etixx – Quick-Step,4:53:46,
2,Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo,0:00:02,
3,Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar, ,
4,John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin, ,
5,Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team, ,
6,Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal, ,
7,Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) MTN – Qhubeka, ,
8,Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida, ,
9,”Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits”, ,
10,Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team, ,
11,Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha, ,
12,Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo, ,
13,Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha, ,
14,Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement, ,
15,Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team, ,
16,Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo, ,
17,Rigoberto Uran (Col) Etixx – Quick-Step, ,
18,Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNL-Jumbo, ,
19,Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling, ,
20,Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team, ,
21,Simon Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge, ,
22,Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché Environnement, ,
23,Jarlinson Pantano (Col) IAM Cycling, ,
24,Julian Arredondo (Col) Trek Factory Racing, ,
25,Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek Factory Racing, ,
26,Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek Factory Racing, ,
27,Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek Factory Racing, ,
28,Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 18, ,
29,Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling, ,
30,Rui Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida, ,
31,Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling, ,
32,Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN – Qhubeka, ,
33,Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team, ,
34,Dominik Nerz (Ger) Bora-Argon 18, ,
35,Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling, ,
36,Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale, ,
37,Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale, ,
38,Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr, ,
39,Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement, ,
40,Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team, ,
41,Bram Tankink (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo, ,
42,Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing, ,
43,Serge Pauwels (Bel) MTN – Qhubeka, ,
44,Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar, ,
45,Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale, ,
46,Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Team Europcar, ,
47,Daniel Martin (Irl) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team, ,
48,Tiago Machado (Por) Team Katusha,0:00:43,
49,Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha,0:00:02,
50,Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha, ,
51,Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin, ,
52,Mark Cavendish (GBr) Etixx – Quick-Step,0:01:00,
53,Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement,0:00:02,
54,Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling, ,
55,Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge,0:01:10,
56,Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida,0:00:02,
57,Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team, ,
58,Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-Saxo, ,
59,Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale, ,
60,”Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits”, ,
61,Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky, ,
62,Jan Barta (Cze) Bora-Argon 18, ,
63,Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida, ,
64,Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge, ,
65,Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal, ,
66,André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal, ,
67,Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar,0:01:24,
68,Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ.fr,0:00:02,
69,Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement, ,
70,Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo, ,
71,Jos Van Emden (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo,0:01:27,
72,Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo,0:00:02,
73,Rein Taaramae (Est) Astana Pro Team, ,
74,Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin, ,
75,Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin, ,
76,Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team, ,
77,Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal, ,
78,Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal, ,
79,Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team,0:01:53,
80,Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement,0:00:02,
81,Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Bora-Argon 18, ,
82,”Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits”, ,
83,Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ.fr, ,
84,Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling,0:01:53,
85,Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ.fr,0:00:02,
86,Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr, ,
87,Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo, ,
88,Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement,0:01:58,
89,Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo, ,
90,Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar,0:00:02,
91,Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale, ,
92,Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team, ,
93,Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team,0:02:18,
94,Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team,0:00:02,
95,Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team, ,
96,Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN – Qhubeka, ,
97,Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team,0:02:18,
98,Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida,0:00:02,
99,Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha, ,
100,Jose Rodolfo Serpa (Col) Lampre-Merida, ,
101,Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team, ,
102,Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team, ,
103,Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha, ,
104,Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin, ,
105,Mark Renshaw (Aus) Etixx – Quick-Step, ,
106,”Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits”,0:03:06,
107,Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar,0:00:02,
108,Thomas Leezer (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo, ,
109,Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale,0:03:06,
110,Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky,0:00:02,
111,Stef Clement (Ned) IAM Cycling,0:03:06,
112,Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo, ,
113,Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement, ,
114,Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing, ,
115,Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale, ,
116,Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr, ,
117,José Mendes (Por) Bora-Argon 18, ,
118,Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Lampre-Merida, ,
119,Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale, ,
120,”Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits”, ,
121,Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Lampre-Merida, ,
122,Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr, ,
123,”Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits”, ,
124,Frédéric Brun (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement, ,
125,Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida, ,
126,Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo, ,
127,Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team, ,
128,Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky,0:00:02,
129,”Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits”,0:03:06,
130,Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team, ,
131,Tyler Farrar (USA) MTN – Qhubeka, ,
132,Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing, ,
133,Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing, ,
134,Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJ.fr, ,
135,Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal, ,
136,Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN – Qhubeka, ,
137,Stephen Cummings (GBr) MTN – Qhubeka, ,
138,Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin, ,
139,Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin, ,
140,Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team, ,
141,Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo, ,
142,”Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits”,0:00:02,
143,Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18,0:03:06,
144,Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar, ,
145,Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN – Qhubeka, ,
146,Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling, ,
147,Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 18, ,
148,Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal, ,
149,Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team,0:03:20,
150,Johan Van Summeren (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale, ,
151,Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar, ,
152,Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team, ,
153,Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo, ,
154,Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo, ,
155,Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team, ,
156,Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team, ,
157,Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky, ,
158,Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky, ,
159,Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky, ,
160,Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team, ,
161,Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team, ,
162,Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team, ,
163,Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar, ,
164,Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge, ,
165,Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky, ,
166,Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18, ,
167,Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenEdge, ,
168,Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge, ,
169,Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Soudal, ,
170,Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky,0:03:28,
171,Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team,0:04:03,
172,Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky,0:00:02,
173,Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team, ,
174,Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx – Quick-Step, ,
175,Julien Vermote (Bel) Etixx – Quick-Step,0:04:37,
176,Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Etixx – Quick-Step, ,
177,Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin,0:00:02,
178,Michal Golas (Pol) Etixx – Quick-Step, ,
179,Matteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx – Quick-Step, ,
180,José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team, ,
181,Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team,0:04:37,
182,Ivan Basso (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo,0:04:45,
183,Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team, ,
184,Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal, ,
185,Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN – Qhubeka, ,
186,Nathan Haas (Aus) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team,0:05:40,
187,Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha,0:00:02,
188,Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team,0:06:02,
DNS,Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge, ,
[/table]

Top 20 on General Classification after Stage 6 – Tour de France

[table]
Place,Rider Name (Country) Team,Result,
1,Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx – Quick-Step,22:13:14,
2,Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky,0:00:12,
3,Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team,0:00:25,
4,Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo,0:00:27,
5,Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal,0:00:38,
6,Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team,0:00:40,
7,Rigoberto Uran (Col) Etixx – Quick-Step,0:00:46,
8,Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo,0:00:48,
9,Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Etixx – Quick-Step,0:01:04,
10,Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky,0:01:15,
11,Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin,0:01:19,
12,Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek Factory Racing,0:01:44,
13,Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team,0:01:50,
14,Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo,0:01:51,
15,Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-Saxo,0:02:03,
16,Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team, ,
17,Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team,0:02:08,
18,Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha,0:02:12,
19,Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale,0:02:19,
20,Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team,0:02:51,
[/table]

Tomorrow’s Stage 7 starts in Livarot and finishes in Fougeres covering 190.5km, it’s a stage that should finish with a bunch sprint.

Stage 7 - Livarot  Fougères 190.5KM
Stage 7 – Livarot Fougères 190.5KM

Stage report by TBL – The Bike Lane

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