Tour de France: Stage 6

Following Stage 6, on Thursday (7th),  this is how the General Classification stands:

1 Thor HUSHOVD (Nor) TEAM GARMIN – CERVELO   22h 50’34” + 00’00”
2 Cadel EVANS (Aus) BMC RACING TEAM  22h 50’35” + 00’01”
3 Frank SCHLECK (Lux) TEAM LEOPARD-TREK  22h 50’38” + 00’04”
4 David MILLAR (GB) TEAM GARMIN – CERVELO  22h 50’42” + 00’08”
5 Andréas KLÖDEN (Ger) TEAM RADIOSHACK  22h 50’44” + 00’10”
6 Bradley WIGGINS (GB) SKY PROCYCLING  22h 50’44” + 00’10”

Green Jersey: Philippe Gilbert  Omega Pharma-Lotto 144pts
Polka Dot Jersey: Johnny Hoogerland  Vacansoleil-DCM  4pts
White Jersey: Geraint Thomas  Team Sky  22:50:46

Team Sky gained their first ever Tour de France stage win, as Edvald Boasson Hagen won a tough sprint ahead of HTC’s Matt Goss and Garmin rider Thor Hushovd.  Sky, formed just 2 years ago, are fast becoming a force to be reckoned with.  A sort of AFC Wimbledon of the cycling world.
With team-mate Bradley Wiggins in contention for the yellow jersey, and young Welshman Geraint Thomas retaining the white jersey after Stage 6, Boasson Hagen rounded off a good day for the team, winning a sprint to the line at Lisieux.

Edvald Boasson Hagen

Stage 6 result:

1  Edvald Boasson Hagen  (Team Sky)  5h 13′ 37″
2. Matthew Goss    (HTC-Highroad)     + 00′ 00″
3. Thor Hushovd    (Garmin-Cervelo)  + 00′ 00″
4. Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil)     + 00′ 00″
5. Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar)   + 00′ 00″
6. Arthur Vichot (FDJ)  + 00′ 00″
7. Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto  + 00′ 00″
8. Gerald Ciolek (Quick Step)    + 00′ 00″
9. Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil)    + 00′ 00″
10. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ)    + 00′ 00″

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