Friday, July 07, 2006

Tour de France 2006 Stage 6

Stage 6 is a 189 km sprint from Lisieux to Vitre.

One small little cat 3 climb about 28 km into the stage and then nothing but flat land sprint points all the way to Vitre.

Narrow roads and several flat land riders who are running out of chances to win a stage or some points made for a day of beautiful scenery and some fast and awkward cycling.

After several breakaways it came down to a big sprint again. Australian Robbie McEwen won his third stage of this tour. Not much changed in the general classification or the green or polka dot jersey standings.

So how are our Americans cyclists doing after today’s stage?

Pos. No. Name Team Nat. Gap
5 003 HINCAPIE George DSC USA 00' 25"
8 071 LANDIS Floyd PHO USA 00' 36"
17 018 ZABRISKIE David CSC USA 00' 43"
21 011 JULICH Bobby CSC USA 00' 45"
24 016 VANDEVELDE Christian CSC USA 00' 48"
25 041 LEIPHEIMER Levi GST USA 00' 48"
139 064 HORNER Christopher DVL USA 08' 42"

Tomorrow is the first individual time trial. Expect these stats to change. Hopefully 5 of these seven men will be moving up the standings.

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