Three categorised climbs weren’t enough to prevent the Tour de France’s sixth stage from being something of a procession to the final kilometre, where Mark Cavendish edged out Marcel Kittel and emerged victorious in the bunch sprint. Yukiya Arashiro and Jan Barta formed the day’s two-man breakaway, though they were reeled in without having ever looked likely to upset the fast finishers.
I may have been off being lazy in Mexico, but the racing didn’t let up through June. The Tour de Suisse, the Critérium du Dauphiné and a whole host of national champions’ jerseys changing shoulders around the world have given us a whole lot to get excited about. Then, of course, there was the start of that little race in France. Continue reading