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Stage 6

Tour de FranceMontargis – Gueugnon

Distance: 227.5 kilometers.

This is longest stage in the Tour, and Mark Cavendish’s second stage win in row, which has moved him up from 107th to …. 107th place. Last year Mark won six stages, more than anyone else, and ended in 131st place. In contrast, Fabian Cancellara, won the 8.9 kilometer Prologue, and has finished in the top 10 only once since, but was only out of the yellow jersey for one stage.

Yellow Jersey 1 Fabian Cancellara (Sui-SAX- 013 ) [Yellow]
White Jersey 2 Geraint Thomas (GBr-SKY-039) [White]
3 Cadel Evans (Aus-BMC-121)
4 Ryder Hesjedal (Can-GRM-054)
5 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra-QST-131)
6 Andy Schleck (Lux-SAX- 011 )
Green Jersey 7 Thor Hushovd (Nor-CTT-095) [Green -118 points]
8 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz-AST-009)
9 Alberto Contador (Esp-AST-001)
10 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel-SIL-101)
11 Nicolas Roche (Irl-ALM-081)
12 Johan Van Summeren (Bel-GRM-058)
13 Denis Menchov (Rus-RAB-191)
14 Bradley Wiggins (GBr-SKY-031)
15 David Millar (GBr-GRM-057)
16 Roman Kreuziger (Cze-LIQ-044)
17 Luis-Leon Sanchez (Esp-GCE-161)
18 Lance Armstrong (USA-RSH-021)
19 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Esp-GCE-169)
20 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe-SKY-037)

Polka Dot Jersey 82 Jérôme Pineau (Fra-QST-135) [Polka Dot – 13 points]
107 Mark Cavendish (GBr-THR-111) – stage winner
145 Mathieu Perget (Fra-GCE- 167 ) [Red numbers]

Saxo Bank ( 011-019 ) [Yellow numbers]

They’ve gone 1,214.9 kilometers [754.9 miles] at an average speed of 42.4 kph [26.4 mph].

It’s the Jura foothills tomorrow, and the Alps after that, as the sprinters are replaced by the climbers.