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TDF 2014 - Stage 6 Report & Photo
By Mark Sharon
Date: 7/10/2014
TDF 2014 - Stage 6 Report & Photo
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Tour de France 2014 - 5-27 July

10 July, 2014

Stage 5 : Arras - Reims, 194 km

Greipel grabs glory in Reims

The pressure on Andre Greipel to produce a win was released as suddenly as a cork from a bottle of the local produce today in Reims. The Lotto-Belisol rider ended a nervous day by a bike length ahead of Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) and Frenchman Samuel Dumoulin (Ag2R-La Mondiale).

Greipel roars to victory © A.S.O

Speaking immediately after the race Greipel said, "It was a really nervous day. We had to stay at the front the whole time. I am really happy with my team especailly in the last 30km with side winds. I had a good position and maybe at teh end it wasn't a lead out rain but with all the roundabouts it wasn't easy to stay togethre. I had a good wheel from Renshaw (OPQS) but with 250km to go I thought will go full now and whatever will happen will happen."

Four riders in the lead

Stage 6 was dedicated to the memory of the soldiers from World War I one hundred years after the conflict started, visiting former battle fields including the “Chemin des Dames” where the president of the French Republic François Hollande paid his yearly visit to the Tour de France. Tom Leezer (Belkin), Luis Maté (Cofidis), Jérôme Pineau (IAM) and Arnaud Gérard (Bretagne-Séché Environnement) attacked from the gun and secured a maximum time gap of 4.15 at km 21. The Giant-Shimano team led by “breakaway killer” Ji Cheng stabilized the deficit of the peloton around three minutes for most of the race.

Three abandons due to crashes

A crash occurred with 79km to go. French champion Arnaud Démare (FDJ) who was racing on home soil in Picardy went down but the fall had worse consequences for Xavier Zandio, so Team Sky lost one more rider the day after Chris Froome called it a quit. Together with Zandio, Egor Silin (Katusha) abandoned the Tour de France. Another crash split the bunch when echelons were formed in the crosswinds at the “Chemin des Dames” with 65km to go when Omega Pharma-Quick Step put the hammer down. One of the riders involved, Jesus Hernandez (Tinkoff), also withdrew from the race, leaving Alberto Contador without his closest and most faithful team-mate. Hernadez was reported to have concussion.

Kwiatkowski tries at 1km

Tom Leezer (Belkin), Luis Maté (Cofidis), Jérôme Pineau (IAM) and Arnaud Gérard (Bretagne-Séché Environnement) got reined in one by one within 20 km to go, Maté being the last one after 182km of racing away from the peloton. Omega Pharma-Quick Step rode very hard in the last ten kilometers prior to an attack by their leader Michal Kwiatkowski just before the flamme rouge as Marcel Kittel disappeared from the fight because of a mechanical. The Polish champion was reeled in with 300 metres to go when André Greipel launched his sprint from far. The German champion resisted to Alexander Kristoff’s rush to claimed his sixth victory at the Tour de France. Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) rode safely home with the yellow jersey at the difference of Thibaut Pinot (FDJ), Pierre Rolland (Europcar) and Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) crossed the line with a deficit of 59 seconds.

Many riders were glad to get the day over with. One of these was Sky's Richie Porte, " It was such a stressful day. It was horrible actually. The guys were around me all day. We lost Xavier Zandio to the crash, but the rest of us kept out of trouble. We need to fight now."

Race Route for 2014

2014 Tour de France Race Route

2014 Tour de France Race Route

Stage List

Stage date To - From Length
Stage 1 Jul 5 Leeds - Harrogate 191 km
Stage 2 Jul 6 York - Sheffield 198 km
Stage 3 Jul 7 Cambridge - London 159 km
Stage 4 Jul 8 Le Touquet - Paris-Plage 164 km
Stage 5 Jul 9 Ypres - Arenberg Porte du Hainaut 156 km
Stage 6 Jul 10 Arras - Reims 194 km
Stage 7 Jul 11 Épernay - Nancy 233 km
Stage 8 Jul 12 Tomblaine - Gérardmer La Mauselaine 161 km
Stage 9 Jul 13 Gérardmer - Mulhouse 166 km
Stage 10 Jul 14 Mulhouse - La Planche des Belles Filles 161 km
Rest Day 1 Jul 15 Besançon
Stage 11 Jul 16 Besançon - Oyonnax 186 km
Stage 12 Jul 17 Bourg-en-Bresse - Saint-Étienne 183 km
Stage 13 Jul 18 Saint-Étienne - Chamrousse 200 km
Stage 14 Jul 19 Grenoble - Risoul 177 km
Stage 15 Jul 20 Tallard - Nîmes 222 km
Rest Day 2 Jul 21 Carcassonne
Stage 16 Jul 22 Carcassonne - Bagnères-de-Luchon 237 km
Stage 17 Jul 23 Saint-Gaudens - Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d'Adet 125 km
Stage 18 Jul 24 Pau - Hautacam 145 km
Stage 19 Jul 25 Maubourguet Pays du Val d'Adour - Bergerac 208 km
Stage 20 Jul 26 Bergerac - Périgueux (ITT) 54 km
Stage 21 Jul 27 Évry - Paris Champs-Élysées 136 km


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Stage Results - Full

1 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol 4:11:39
2 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha  
3 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
4 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
5 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale  
6 Romain Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
7 Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
8 Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar  
9 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling  
10 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling  
11 Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
12 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
13 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
14 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
15 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
16 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
17 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
18 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
19 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin - Sharp  
20 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo  
21 Jean-Christophe Péraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
22 Rui Alberto Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida  
23 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar  
24 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling  
25 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica Greenedge  
26 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
27 Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team  
28 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto-Belisol  
29 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura  
30 José Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
31 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto-Belisol  
32 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha  
33 Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing  
34 Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
35 Paul Voss (Ger) Team Netapp-Endura  
36 Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo  
37 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling  
38 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
39 Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
40 Christopher Horner (USA) Lampre - Merida  
41 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
42 Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling  
43 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling  
44 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky  
45 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
46 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Netapp-Endura  
47 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling  
48 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
49 Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Cannondale  
50 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
51 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team Netapp-Endura  
52 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto-Belisol  
53 Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
54 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
55 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
56 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky  
57 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
58 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
59 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
60 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
61 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica Greenedge  
62 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale  
63 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
64 Lars Bak (Den) Lotto-Belisol  
65 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha  
66 Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
67 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky  
68 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale  
69 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
70 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto-Belisol 0:00:15
71 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky  
72 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Sharp  
73 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale 0:00:18
74 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:24
75 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp 0:00:35
76 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale  
77 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 0:00:41
78 Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale 0:00:45
79 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol  
80 Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:47
81 Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
82 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
83 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:00:54
84 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano  
85 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar  
86 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) 0:00:59
87 Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Team Sky  
88 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
89 Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling  
90 Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
91 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling  
92 Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
93 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica Greenedge  
94 Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing  
95 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre - Merida  
96 Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team  
97 John Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team  
98 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
99 Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
100 Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling  
101 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
102 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica Greenedge  
103 Benjamin King (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
104 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling  
105 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin - Sharp  
106 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
107 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
108 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
109 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica Greenedge  
110 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica Greenedge  
111 Markel Irizar Arranburu (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
112 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
113 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica Greenedge  
114 Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
115 Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
116 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
117 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
118 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp-Endura  
119 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling  
120 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
121 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre - Merida  
122 Arthur Vichot (Fra)  
123 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica Greenedge  
124 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
125 José Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team Netapp-Endura 0:01:27
126 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-Saxo  
127 John Gadret (Fra) Movistar Team  
128 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
129 Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
130 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp-Endura 0:01:36
131 Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:01:53
132 Cedric Pineau (Fra) 0:02:29
133 Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing  
134 Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha 0:02:40
135 Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM Cycling 0:02:55
136 Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky 0:03:01
137 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - Merida 0:03:25
138 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) 0:04:13
139 Mickaël Delage (Fra)  
140 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
141 Janier Alexis Acevedo Calle (Col) Garmin - Sharp  
142 Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha  
143 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
144 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
145 Jérémy Roy (Fra) 0:04:51
146 Arnaud Demare (Fra)  
147 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo  
148 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra)  
149 Christian Meier (Can) Orica Greenedge  
150 Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura  
151 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team  
152 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team  
153 Rafael Valls (Spa) Lampre - Merida  
154 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
155 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
156 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Team Katusha  
157 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
158 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
159 Edward King (USA) Cannondale  
160 Matthew Busche (USA) Trek Factory Racing  
161 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling  
162 Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling  
163 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
164 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
165 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
166 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar  
167 Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
168 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
169 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar  
170 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
171 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
172 David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team Netapp-Endura  
173 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky  
174 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
175 Benat Intxausti (Spa) Movistar Team  
176 José Serpa (Col) Lampre - Merida  
177 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team  
178 Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling  
179 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano  
180 William Bonnet (Fra)  
181 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano  
182 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling  
183 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale  
184 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:06:20
185 Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Shimano 0:07:00
186 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 0:07:02
187 Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:08:06
188 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:09:23
189 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:15:49
DNS Ariel Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre - Merida  
DNF Jesus Alberto Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo  
DNF Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha  
DNF Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky  

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