Tour de France: Tom Boonen wins stage 6

Friday, July 13, 2007

Tom Boonen wearing the green jersey in 2005.
Image: EmmanuelFAIVRE.

Tom Boonen of Belgium has won stage 6 of the Tour de France, after beating Spaniard Oscar Freire in a sprint by a bike length.

British rider Bradley Wiggins tried his luck on a solo-effort from the 2 km-mark, but after reaching a maximum gap of 17½ minute at km 57, the pack reeled him with less than ten kilometres to go.

Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland remains the overall race leader, stage winner Boonen conquered the green point jersey, and Sylvain Chavanel keeps the polka dotted mountain jersey.

Injured teammates Alexandre Vinokourov and Andreas Klöden both finished the stage near the back of the peloton.

Stage 6 Result

Rank Rider Team Time
1 Tom Boonen Quick Step-Innergetic 5h 20'59"
2 Óscar Freire Rabobank s.t"
3 Erik Zabel Team Milram s.t"
4 Sébastien Chavanel Française des Jeux s.t"
5 Thor Hushovd Crédit Agricole s.t"
6 Daniele Bennati Lampre-Fondital s.t"
7 Robert Förster Gerolsteiner s.t"
8 Robert Hunter Barloworld s.t"
9 Romain Feillu Agritubel s.t"
10 Murilo Fischer Liquigas s.t"

General Classification after Stage 6

Rank Rider Team Time
1 Fabian Cancellara Team CSC 29h 49'55"
2 Andreas Klöden Astana Team 33"
3 Filippo Pozzato Liquigas 35"
4 David Millar Saunier Duval-Prodir 41"
5 George Hincapie Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 43"
6 Óscar Freire Rabobank 43"
7 Vladimir Gusev Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 45"
8 Vladimir Karpets Caisse d'Epargne 46"
9 Erik Zabel Team Milram 48"
10 Mikel Astarloza Euskaltel-Euskadi 49"