Stage 6: Aix-en-Provence to Montpellier, 176.5km
There had been high hopes that the peloton would be blown apart by echelons, causing fans and riders both heartbreak and schadenfreude in equal measure. The Tour-defining echelon splits would then be followed by a bunch sprint with a Mark Cavendish win. Guess what? Only one out of three happened.
Stage 6: Aix en Provence to Montpellier, 176km, flat
The green jersey battle is now in full swing and this stage will be key to the final points tally in Paris. After the cat 4 climb of the Col de la Vayede about 70km into the stage, the rest is flat flat flat. But something could be lurking … Continue reading
Stage 6: Mola di Bari to Margherita di Savoia, 154km
Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) took his second win, finishing well ahead of runner-up Elia Viviani (Cannondale) – once more a bridesmaid – and Matthew Goss (Orica-GreenEDGE). Continue reading