Andre Greipel Relieved After Tour de France Win

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN

REIMS, France, July 10, 2014 (AFP) – Andre Greipel admitted he was relieved
after finally returning to sprint form to claim Thursday’s sixth stage of the
Tour de France in style.

The German had been out of sorts in sprints so far during the Tour,
managing one sixth-placed finish on Tuesday’s fourth stage while compatriot
Marcel Kittel dazzled, winning three of the opening four stages.

“There were two sprints where I couldn’t compete for different reasons but
today I was really motivated and focussed to have a good position for the
sprint. I’m really happy the pressure’s off for the stage win,” said the
31-year-old, who took his total tally to six Tour stage wins.

“Of course, it’s a big relief for us (Lotto-Belisol), there was a lot of
pressure on our shoulders because we worked really hard this week but for
different reasons it didn’t work out.”

His victory ahead of Norway’s Alexander Kristoff in second and Samuel
Dumoulin of France in third was the fourth by German riders in six stages of
this year’s Tour.

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However, until now it was the giant figure of Kittel who had dominated.

On Thursday his Giant-Shimano team were strangely absent from the leading
positions in the run-in and Kittel himself suffered a puncture before the
final kilometre that put him out of the reckoning.

But Greipel dismissed his compatriot’s misfortune as a factor in his win.

“I’m not looking at Kittel, I don’t know what happened with him. I don’t
need to hide, I’m still one of the fastest in the bunch.

“I just need to be there at the right time in the right place.”


Tour de France 2014 – Etape 6 – André Greipel l’emporte au sprint by Cyclismactu

Race leader Vincenzo Nibali kept hold of the yellow jersey as he and the
rest of the overall contenders finished safely in a reduced peloton.


Tour de France 2014 – Etape 6 – Vincenzo Nibali, maillot jaune by Cyclismactu

The 29-year-old Italian said he was relieved to have come through these
first six stages unscathed but said he wasn’t getting carried away by his
prospects of overall victory, despite holding a lead of more than two minutes
on most of his main rivals.

“These are very difficult days because you use a lot of energy. There is
incredible stress and crashes are a consequence of that,” he said.

“I’ll say it again, it’s a long path so I’ll keep my feet on the ground and
stay calm.”

Nibali’s Astana teammate Jakob Fuglsang is second at 2sec with green jersey
holder Peter Sagan, who was fifth on the stage, third at 44sec.

Young Polish rider Michal Kwiatkowski, who made an audacious lone bid for
victory from more than a kilometre out before being caught at around the 400m
mark, remains fourth at 50sec.

An early four-man breakaway failed to ignite a stage that had a sense of
anti-climax following the drama of Wednesday’s cobbled stage.

Thomas Leezer, Arnaud Gerard, Jerome Pineau and Luis Mate did a valiant job
of staying clear on a along 194km stage from Arras to Reims.

Mate lasted the longest but was reeled in with 12km left, taking away the
combativity prize for the day as his reward.

Things only got heated in the final 10km when the pace rose and crosswinds
contributed to a split in the peloton.

French champion Arnaud Demare was caught out, as well as his compatriot
Thibaut Pinot, the top French hope in the general classification who lost
another minute to Nibali and now sits almost 3min 30sec back.

Without Kittel it was anyone’s sprint to win but Greipel, hitherto out of
sorts in the sprints, launched his sprint finish early and powered through
nonetheless.

“At 250m to go I said to myself ‘I have to go now’. It worked well, I had
really good punch today,” said the victor.

Results from the 6th stage of Tour de
France, a 194km ride from Arras to Reims on Thursday:

1. André Greipel (GER/LTB) 4h11min 39sec
2. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) at 0:00.
3. Samuel Dumoulin (FRA/ALM) 0:00.
4. Mark Renshaw (AUS/OPQ) 0:00.
5. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 0:00.
6. Romain Feillu (FRA/BSE) 0:00.
7. Tom Veelers (NED/GIA) 0:00.
8. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 0:00.
9. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL/BKN) 0:00.
10. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/IAM) 0:00.
11. Daniel Oss (ITA/BMC) 0:00.
12. Cyril Lemoine (FRA/COF) 0:00.
13. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 0:00.
14. Fabian Cancellara (SWI/TRE) 0:00.
15. Jakob Diemer Fuglsang (DEN/AST) 0:00.
16. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) 0:00.
17. Andrew Talansky (USA/GRM) 0:00.
18. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 0:00.
19. Jack Bauer (NZL/GRM) 0:00.
20. Alberto Contador (ESP/TIN) 0:00.
21. Jean Christophe Peraud (FRA/ALM) 0:00.
22. Rui Costa (POR/LAM) 0:00.
23. Kévin Reza (FRA/EUC) 0:00.
24. Bauke Mollema (NED/BKN) 0:00.
25. Matthew Hayman (AUS/ORI) 0:00.
26. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 0:00.
27. Peter Velits (SVK/BMC) 0:00.
28. Jürgen Roelandts (BEL/LTB) 0:00.
29. Leopold König (CZE/APP) 0:00.
30. José Joaquin Rojas (ESP/MOV) 0:00.
31. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LTB) 0:00.
32. Gatis Smukulis (LAT/KAT) 0:00.
33. Gregory Rast (SWI/TRE) 0:00.
34. Michael Rogers (AUS/TIN) 0:00.
35. Paul Voss (GER/APP) 0:00.
36. Michael Morkov (DEN/TIN) 0:00.
37. Laurens ten Dam (NED/BKN) 0:00.
38. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 0:00.
39. Frank Schleck (LUX/TRE) 0:00.
40. Chris Horner (USA/LAM) 0:00.
41. Michael Schär (SWI/BMC) 0:00.
42. Mathias Frank (SWI/IAM) 0:00.
43. Heinrich Haussler (AUS/IAM) 0:00.
44. Richie Porte (AUS/SKY) 0:00.
45. Haimar Zubeldia (ESP/TRE) 0:00.
46. Tiago Machado (POR/APP) 0:00.
47. Maarten Wijnants (BEL/BKN) 0:00.
48. Yury Trofimov (RUS/KAT) 0:00.
49. Jean-Marc Marino (FRA/CAN) 0:00.
50. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 0:00.
51. Zakkari Dempster (AUS/APP) 0:00.
52. Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL/LTB) 0:00.
53. Brice Feillu (FRA/BSE) 0:00.
54. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 0:00.
55. Alessandro Vanotti (ITA/AST) 0:00.
56. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 0:00.
57. Koen de Kort (NED/GIA) 0:00.
58. Andriy Grivko (UKR/AST) 0:00.
59. Jan Bakelants (BEL/OPQ) 0:00.
60. Niki Terpstra (NED/OPQ) 0:00.
61. Michael Albasini (SWI/ORI) 0:00.
62. Elia Viviani (ITA/CAN) 0:00.
63. Sébastien Minard (FRA/ALM) 0:00.
64. Lars Ytting Bak (DEN/LTB) 0:00.
65. Alexander Porsev (RUS/KAT) 0:00.
66. Florian Vachon (FRA/BSE) 0:00.
67. Vasil Kiryienka (BLR/SKY) 0:00.
68. Kristjan Koren (SLO/CAN) 0:00.
69. Michele Scarponi (ITA/AST) 0:00.
70. Marcel Sieberg (GER/LTB) 0:15.
71. Bernhard Eisel (AUT/SKY) 0:15.
72. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/GRM) 0:15.
73. Maciej Bodnar (POL/CAN) 0:18.
74. Matteo Trentin (ITA/OPQ) 0:24.
75. Johan Van Summeren (BEL/GRM) 0:35.
76. Fabio Sabatini (ITA/CAN) 0:35.
77. Sébastian Langeveld (NED/GRM) 0:41.
78. Marco Marcato (ITA/CAN) 0:45.
79. Adam Hansen (AUS/LTB) 0:45.
80. Yohann Gene (FRA/EUC) 0:47.
81. Roy Curvers (NED/GIA) 0:47.
82. Daniele Bennati (ITA/TIN) 0:47.
83. Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ/AST) 0:54.
84. Marcel Kittel (GER/GIA) 0:54.
85. Yukiya Arashiro (JPN/EUC) 0:54.
86. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 0:59.
87. Mikel Nieve (ESP/SKY) 0:59.
88. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EUC) 0:59.
89. Stef Clement (NED/BKN) 0:59.
90. Julien Simon (FRA/COF) 0:59.
91. Steven Kruijswijk (NED/BKN) 0:59.
92. Florian Guillou (FRA/BSE) 0:59.
93. Jens Keukeleire (BEL/ORI) 0:59.
94. Jens Voigt (GER/TRE) 0:59.
95. Nélson Oliveira (POR/LAM) 0:59.
96. Peter Stetina (USA/BMC) 0:59.
97. Darwin Atapuma (COL/BMC) 0:59.
98. Martin Elmiger (SWI/IAM) 0:59.
99. Michal Golas (POL/OPQ) 0:59.
100. Bram Tankink (NED/BKN) 0:59.
101. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 0:59.
102. Simon Yates (ENG/ORI) 0:59.
103. Benjamin King (USA/GRM) 0:59.
104. Sébastien Reichenbach (SWI/IAM) 0:59.
105. Tom Slagter (NED/GRM) 0:59.
106. Cyril Gautier (FRA/EUC) 0:59.
107. Tony Martin (GER/OPQ) 0:59.
108. Anthony Delaplace (FRA/BSE) 0:59.
109. Simon Gerrans (AUS/ORI) 0:59.
110. Svein Tuft (CAN/ORI) 0:59.
111. Markel Irizar (ESP/TRE) 0:59.
112. Alex Howes (USA/GRM) 0:59.
113. Luke Durbridge (AUS/ORI) 0:59.
114. Benoit Jarrier (FRA/BSE) 0:59.
115. Jean-Marc Bideau (FRA/BSE) 0:59.
116. Amaël Moinard (FRA/BMC) 0:59.
117. Ben Gastauer (LUX/ALM) 0:59.
118. Bartosz Huzarski (POL/APP) 0:59.
119. Reto Hollenstein (SWI/IAM) 0:59.
120. Matteo Montaguti (ITA/ALM) 0:59.
121. Kristijan Durasek (CRO/LAM) 0:59.
122. Arthur Vichot (FRA/FDJ) 0:59.
123. Simon Clarke (AUS/ORI) 0:59.
124. Alessandro Petacchi (ITA/OPQ) 0:59.
125. José Mendes (POR/APP) 1:27.
126. Nicolas Roche (IRL/TIN) 1:27.
127. John Gadret (FRA/MOV) 1:27.
128. Matteo Tosatto (ITA/TIN) 1:27..

129. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 1:27.
130. Andreas Schillinger (GER/APP) 1:36.
131. Albert Timmer (NED/GIA) 1:53.
132. Cedric Pineau (FRA/FDJ) 2:29.
133. Danny van Poppel (NED/TRE) 2:38.
134. Luca Paolini (ITA/KAT) 2:40.
135. Roger Kluge (GER/IAM) 2:55.
136. Danny Pate (USA/SKY) 3:01.
137. Davide Cimolai (ITA/LAM) 3:25.
138. Matthieu Ladagnous (FRA/FDJ) 4:13.
139. Mickael Delage (FRA/FDJ) 4:13.
140. José Herrada Lopez (ESP/MOV) 4:13.
141. Janier Acavedo (COL/GRM) 4:13.
142. Simon Spilak (SLO/KAT) 4:13.
143. Blel Kadri (FRA/ALM) 4:13.
144. Luis Ángel Maté (ESP/COF) 4:13.
145. Jeremy Roy (FRA/FDJ) 4:51.
146. Arnaud Démare (FRA/FDJ) 4:51.
147. Sergio Paulinho (POR/TIN) 4:51.
148. Arnold Jeannesson (FRA/FDJ) 4:51.
149. Christian Meier (CAN/ORI) 4:51.
150. Jan Bárta (CZE/APP) 4:51.
151. Rubén Plaza (ESP/MOV) 4:51.
152. Giovanni Visconti (ITA/MOV) 4:51.
153. Rafael Valls (ESP/LAM) 4:51.
154. Maxim Iglinskiy (KAZ/AST) 4:51.
155. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 4:51.
156. Vladimir Isaichev (RUS/KAT) 4:51.
157. Nicolas Edet (FRA/COF) 4:51.
158. Lieuwe Westra (NED/AST) 4:51.
159. Edward King (USA/CAN) 4:51.
160. Matthew Busche (USA/TRE) 4:51.
161. Tom Leezer (NED/BKN) 4:51.
162. Lars Boom (NED/BKN) 4:51.
163. Daniel Navarro (ESP/COF) 4:51.
164. Mickaël Cherel (FRA/ALM) 4:51.
165. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/EUC) 4:51.
166. Perrig Quemeneur (FRA/EUC) 4:51.
167. Armindo Fonseca (FRA/BSE) 4:51.
168. Arnaud Gerard (FRA/BSE) 4:51.
169. Alexandre Pichot (FRA/EUC) 4:51.
170. Rudy Molard (FRA/COF) 4:51.
171. Adrien Petit (FRA/COF) 4:51.
172. David De la Cruz (ESP/APP) 4:51.
173. David Lopez (ESP/SKY) 4:51.
174. Imanol Erviti (ESP/MOV) 4:51.
175. Benat Intxausti (ESP/MOV) 4:51.
176. José Serpa Perez (COL/LAM) 4:51.
177. Jon Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 4:51.
178. Marcel Wyss (SWI/IAM) 4:51.
179. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) 4:51.
180. William Bonnet (FRA/FDJ) 4:51.
181. Dries Devenyns (BEL/GIA) 4:51.
182. Jérôme Pineau (FRA/IAM) 4:51.
183. Alessandro De Marchi (ITA/CAN) 5:01.
184. Marcus Burghardt (GER/BMC) 6:20.
185. Ji Cheng (CHN/GIA) 7:00.
186. Bart De Clercq (BEL/LTB) 7:02.
187. Rein Taaramae (EST/COF) 8:06.
188. Christophe Riblon (FRA/ALM) 9:23.
189. Egoitz García (ESP/COF) 15:49.
. Jesus Hernandez (ESP/TIN) Retired
. Maximiliano Richeze (ARG/LAM) Withdrawn
. Xavier Zandio (ESP/SKY) Retired
. Egor Silin (RUS/KAT) Retired

Overall standings after the 6th stage
of the Tour de France, a 194.0km ride from Arras to Reims on Thursday:

1. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 24h38min 25sec
2. Jakob Diemer Fuglsang (DEN/AST) at 0:02.
3. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 0:44.
4. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 0:50.
5. Fabian Cancellara (SWI/TRE) 1:17.
6. Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL/LTB) 1:45.
7. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LTB) 1:45.
8. Richie Porte (AUS/SKY) 1:54.
9. Andrew Talansky (USA/GRM) 2:05.
10. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 2:11.
11. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 2:11.
12. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 2:11.
13. Rui Costa (POR/LAM) 2:11.
14. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 2:16.
15. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) 2:25.
16. Yury Trofimov (RUS/KAT) 2:25.
17. Bauke Mollema (NED/BKN) 2:27.
18. Alberto Contador (ESP/TIN) 2:37.
19. Jan Bakelants (BEL/OPQ) 2:39.
20. Peter Velits (SVK/BMC) 2:44.
21. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 3:24.
22. Michael Albasini (SWI/ORI) 3:29.
23. Jean Christophe Peraud (FRA/ALM) 3:29.
24. Tiago Machado (POR/APP) 3:59.
25. Haimar Zubeldia (ESP/TRE) 3:59.
26. Marco Marcato (ITA/CAN) 4:08.
27. Mathias Frank (SWI/IAM) 4:13.
28. Chris Horner (USA/LAM) 4:13.
29. Laurens ten Dam (NED/BKN) 4:13.
30. Mikel Nieve (ESP/SKY) 4:28.
31. Leopold König (CZE/APP) 4:45.
32. Paul Voss (GER/APP) 5:07.
33. Jens Keukeleire (BEL/ORI) 5:40.
34. Bram Tankink (NED/BKN) 5:45.
35. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EUC) 6:17.
36. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 6:31.
37. Cyril Gautier (FRA/EUC) 6:36.
38. Steven Kruijswijk (NED/BKN) 7:46.
39. Brice Feillu (FRA/BSE) 9:10.
40. Frank Schleck (LUX/TRE) 9:12.
41. Simon Clarke (AUS/ORI) 9:12.
42. Daniel Oss (ITA/BMC) 9:20.
43. Martin Elmiger (SWI/IAM) 9:25.
44. Arthur Vichot (FRA/FDJ) 9:25.
45. Ben Gastauer (LUX/ALM) 12:01.
46. Jürgen Roelandts (BEL/LTB) 12:20.
47. Matteo Trentin (ITA/OPQ) 12:23.
48. Andriy Grivko (UKR/AST) 12:50.
49. Michael Schär (SWI/BMC) 13:06.
50. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 13:08.
51. Michael Rogers (AUS/TIN) 13:20.
52. José Joaquin Rojas (ESP/MOV) 13:58.
53. Tony Martin (GER/OPQ) 14:18.
54. Gregory Rast (SWI/TRE) 14:34.
55. Nicolas Roche (IRL/TIN) 15:15.
56. Michal Golas (POL/OPQ) 15:47.
57. Cyril Lemoine (FRA/COF) 16:31.
58. Kristijan Durasek (CRO/LAM) 16:55.
59. Matthew Hayman (AUS/ORI) 17:22.
60. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 18:19.
61. Johan Van Summeren (BEL/GRM) 18:42.
62. John Gadret (FRA/MOV) 18:43.
63. Nélson Oliveira (POR/LAM) 19:21.
64. Lieuwe Westra (NED/AST) 19:22.
65. Fabio Sabatini (ITA/CAN) 19:26.
66. José Herrada Lopez (ESP/MOV) 19:30.
67. Simon Gerrans (AUS/ORI) 20:25.
68. Koen de Kort (NED/GIA) 20:30.
69. Lars Boom (NED/BKN) 20:58.
70. Daniele Bennati (ITA/TIN) 21:06.
71. Samuel Dumoulin (FRA/ALM) 21:17.
72. Mark Renshaw (AUS/OPQ) 21:33.
73. Alexander Porsev (RUS/KAT) 21:33.
74. Maciej Bodnar (POL/CAN) 22:01.
75. Maarten Wijnants (BEL/BKN) 22:03.
76. Sébastian Langeveld (NED/GRM) 22:54.
77. Marcus Burghardt (GER/BMC) 23:15.
78. Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ/AST) 23:15.
79. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL/BKN) 23:21.
80. Marcel Wyss (SWI/IAM) 23:24.
81. Bartosz Huzarski (POL/APP) 23:27.
82. Jon Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 23:36.
83. Bernhard Eisel (AUT/SKY) 23:39.
84. Heinrich Haussler (AUS/IAM) 24:03.
85. Kévin Reza (FRA/EUC) 24:03.
86. Niki Terpstra (NED/OPQ) 24:38.
87. Tom Veelers (NED/GIA) 24:41.
88. Darwin Atapuma (COL/BMC) 24:41.
89. Alexandre Pichot (FRA/EUC) 24:47.
90. Matteo Montaguti (ITA/ALM) 25:06.
91. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 25:34.
92. Anthony Delaplace (FRA/BSE) 25:46.
93. Marcel Sieberg (GER/LTB) 25:55.
94. Sébastien Reichenbach (SWI/IAM) 26:09.
95. Tom Slagter (NED/GRM) 26:10.
96. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/IAM) 26:24.
97. Matthieu Ladagnous (FRA/FDJ) 26:26.
98. Markel Irizar (ESP/TRE) 26:33.
99. Rudy Molard (FRA/COF) 26:57.
100. Jérôme Pineau (FRA/IAM) 27:00.
101. Maxim Iglinskiy (KAZ/AST) 27:12.
102. Simon Yates (ENG/ORI) 27:14.
103. Amaël Moinard (FRA/BMC) 27:39.
104. Yohann Gene (FRA/EUC) 27:40.
105. Kristjan Koren (SLO/CAN) 27:49.
106. Adam Hansen (AUS/LTB) 28:14.
107. Michele Scarponi (ITA/AST) 28:20.
108. Alessandro De Marchi (ITA/CAN) 28:54.
109. Lars Ytting Bak (DEN/LTB) 29:16.
110. Peter Stetina (USA/BMC) 29:34.
111. Sébastien Minard (FRA/ALM) 29:56.
112. Roger Kluge (GER/IAM) 30:21.
113. Jens Voigt (GER/TRE) 30:24.
114. Rafael Valls (ESP/LAM) 30:26.
115. Giovanni Visconti (ITA/MOV) 30:29.
116. Rubén Plaza (ESP/MOV) 30:40.
117. Zakkari Dempster (AUS/APP) 30:41.
118. Imanol Erviti (ESP/MOV) 30:46.
119. José Serpa Perez (COL/LAM) 30:49.
120. Daniel Navarro (ESP/COF) 30:57.
121. Stef Clement (NED/BKN) 31:04.
122. Jean-Marc Bideau (FRA/BSE) 31:10.
123. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/GRM) 31:25.
124. Yukiya Arashiro (JPN/EUC) 31:53.
125. Jack Bauer (NZL/GRM) 32:17.
126. Tom Leezer (NED/BKN) 32:17.
127. Julien Simon (FRA/COF) 32:26.
128. Florian Vachon (FRA/BSE) 32:34..

129. Egoitz García (ESP/COF) 32:46.
130. Benat Intxausti (ESP/MOV) 33:03.
131. Reto Hollenstein (SWI/IAM) 33:31.
132. Svein Tuft (CAN/ORI) 33:35.
133. Arnold Jeannesson (FRA/FDJ) 34:03.
134. Jan Bárta (CZE/APP) 34:06.
135. Luke Durbridge (AUS/ORI) 34:06.
136. Jeremy Roy (FRA/FDJ) 34:11.
137. Andreas Schillinger (GER/APP) 34:17.
138. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) 34:23.
139. Vladimir Isaichev (RUS/KAT) 34:49.
140. Benjamin King (USA/GRM) 34:59.
141. Florian Guillou (FRA/BSE) 35:02.
142. Simon Spilak (SLO/KAT) 35:11.
143. Matteo Tosatto (ITA/TIN) 35:20.
144. Gatis Smukulis (LAT/KAT) 35:58.
145. Vasil Kiryienka (BLR/SKY) 37:09.
146. Nicolas Edet (FRA/COF) 37:09.
147. Luca Paolini (ITA/KAT) 37:29.
148. André Greipel (GER/LTB) 37:34.
149. Jean-Marc Marino (FRA/CAN) 37:47.
150. Roy Curvers (NED/GIA) 38:12.
151. Marcel Kittel (GER/GIA) 38:28.
152. Alex Howes (USA/GRM) 38:28.
153. Janier Acavedo (COL/GRM) 38:31.
154. Christian Meier (CAN/ORI) 38:45.
155. Perrig Quemeneur (FRA/EUC) 38:46.
156. Michael Morkov (DEN/TIN) 39:18.
157. David Lopez (ESP/SKY) 39:36.
158. William Bonnet (FRA/FDJ) 39:46.
159. Danny van Poppel (NED/TRE) 40:19.
160. Mickael Delage (FRA/FDJ) 40:29.
161. Benoit Jarrier (FRA/BSE) 41:25.
162. Armindo Fonseca (FRA/BSE) 41:37.
163. Davide Cimolai (ITA/LAM) 41:43.
164. José Mendes (POR/APP) 41:49.
165. Romain Feillu (FRA/BSE) 42:11.
166. Rein Taaramae (EST/COF) 42:11.
167. Cedric Pineau (FRA/FDJ) 42:17.
168. Danny Pate (USA/SKY) 42:40.
169. Dries Devenyns (BEL/GIA) 43:22.
170. Matthew Busche (USA/TRE) 43:46.
171. Albert Timmer (NED/GIA) 43:54.
172. Sergio Paulinho (POR/TIN) 43:55.
173. Luis Ángel Maté (ESP/COF) 43:59.
174. Blel Kadri (FRA/ALM) 44:22.
175. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/EUC) 44:27.
176. Alessandro Petacchi (ITA/OPQ) 44:44.
177. Elia Viviani (ITA/CAN) 45:21.
178. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 46:09.
179. Alessandro Vanotti (ITA/AST) 46:52.
180. Arnaud Démare (FRA/FDJ) 47:02.
181. Arnaud Gerard (FRA/BSE) 49:08.
182. Adrien Petit (FRA/COF) 49:27.
183. Mickaël Cherel (FRA/ALM) 49:50.
184. Bart De Clercq (BEL/LTB) 52:42.
185. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 52:43.
186. David De la Cruz (ESP/APP) 53:58.
187. Christophe Riblon (FRA/ALM) 57:32.
188. Edward King (USA/CAN) 59:20.
189. Cheng Ji (CHN/GIA) 1h02:40.

Class standings from the 6th stage of
the Tour de France, a 194.0km ride from Arras to Reims on Thursday:

Points:
1. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 217 pts
2. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 137
3. Marcel Kittel (GER/GIA) 135
4. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 117
5. André Greipel (GER/LTB) 91
6. Mark Renshaw (AUS/OPQ) 87
7. Samuel Dumoulin (FRA/ALM) 55
8. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 53
9. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 48
10. Arnaud Démare (FRA/FDJ) 44

King of Mountains:
1. Cyril Lemoine (FRA/COF) 6 pts
2. Blel Kadri (FRA/ALM) 5
3. Jens Voigt (GER/TRE) 4
4. Nicolas Edet (FRA/COF) 4
5. Luis Ángel Maté (ESP/COF) 3
6. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/EUC) 3
7. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EUC) 2
8. Tom Slagter (NED/GRM) 2
9. Perrig Quemeneur (FRA/EUC) 2
10. David De la Cruz (ESP/APP) 2

Team stage:
1. BMC 12h34:57.
2. Lotto at 0:00.
3. Belkin 0:00.
4. AG2R La Mondiale 0:00.
5. Giant 0:00.

Team overall:
1. Astana 73h56:23.
2. Belkin at 4:18.
3. BMC 6:05.
4. Sky 6:17.
5. RadioShack 7:22.
6. Cannondale 9:03.
7. Katusha 9:26.
8. Garmin 10:15.
9. Orica – GreenEdge 10:31.
10. NetApp 10:36.
11. IAM Cycling 11:50.
12. Omega Pharma 13:33.
13. Lotto 14:42.
14. Lampre 15:25.
15. AG2R La Mondiale 15:34.
16. Tinkoff 17:40.
17. Europcar 20:10.
18. Movistar 22:10.
19. FDJ.fr 23:53.
20. Giant 34:53.
21. Cofidis 38:58.
22. Bretagne-Séché 50:26.

Best young riders (stage):
1. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 4h11:39.
2. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) at 0:00.
3. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) 0:00.
4. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 0:00.
5. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 0:00.

Best young riders (overall):
1. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 24h39:09.
2. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) at 0:06.
3. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 1:27.
4. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) 1:41.
5. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 2:40.
6. Matteo Trentin (ITA/OPQ) 11:39.
7. Nélson Oliveira (POR/LAM) 18:37.
8. José Herrada Lopez (ESP/MOV) 18:46.
9. Jon Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 22:52.
10. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 24:50.

Aggressivity (stage):
Luis Ángel Maté (ESP/COF)

Photos: Corvos

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