Friday, July 9, 2010

Tour De France: Stage 6

This turned out to be another day for the sprinters and once again Mark Cavendish ruled the day.  It's amazing that at his age he is this fast and this dominant.  Tyler Farrar once again was there, but he just can't match Cavendish's speed.  When he's on form and gets a good lead out no one can.

The points competition is now very close and we won't see any sprint finishes again until possibly the 11th stage.  The Tour is now heading into the mountains.   With our first mountain stages we'll start to see who wants to win the mountains jersey and which, of the general classification contenders, is on form .

General classification after stage 6
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 28:37:30
2 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:00:20
3 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:39
4 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions 0:00:46
5 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 0:01:01
6 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:09
7 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 0:01:16
8 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 0:01:31
9 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 0:01:40
10 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:01:42

Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 118  pts
2 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 114
3 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha 105
4 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 92
5 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia 85

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