Friday July 6th, 2012

Stage 6Épernay / Metz

Start 12h30 GMT 2+

Key moments

video06.07.2012 in 23:00Summary of the race

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Summary of the race

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Stage summary06.07.2012 in 17:30Sagan success on a day of major drama

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The biggest talking point of the stage from Epernay to Metz will be the crash that took out half the peloton with 26km to go. Not only did it force at least three men to abandon the Tour but it caused the likes of Fränk Schleck, Pierre Rolland, Alejandro Valverde, Mark Cavendish and large number of others to lose significant time. The two big pre-race favorites for the general classification - Cadel Evans and Bradley Wiggins -survived the carnage near Gorze and so too did most of the...

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video06.07.2012 in 16:00Interview - Stage Winner

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interview06.07.2012 in 18:52Consolation prize for Orica-GreenEdge

The Australian team Orica-GreenEdge, which is riding it's debut Tour de France with the ambition of winning the green jersey and, perhaps more importantly, winning a few stages with Matt Goss, was overwhelmed in the final in Metz just like in previous days. The sprinter was third. But, thanks to the presence of two team-mates in the top 10 – Daryl Impey (9th) and Brett Lancaster (10th) the squad earns the victory in the team classification for the day.
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interview06.07.2012 in 18:44Sagan: I called this one 'The Hulk'

He's having fun with his victory salutes and Peter Sagan has been able to perform one three times in the first week of his first Tour de France...

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interview06.07.2012 in 18:24Cancellara: We have to look forward

The winner of the prologue has kept the yellow jersey for the entire opening week but he knows that his time in the lead of the Tour de France is about to come to an end.

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interview06.07.2012 in 18:13Zabriskie: We're kind of like a family

The winner of the 'Fighting Spirit' award in stage six was in the middle of explaining his take on good and bad luck at the finish of a stage when one of his team-mates had to abandon and the leader lost over 13 minutes and Billie Jean started playing in the background. Immediately a smile appeared and he interrupted the interview to listen...

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video06.07.2012 in 11:14Analysis of the stage

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Sporting stakes06.07.2012 in 11:00Sprint expected but not certain...

There is another day of flat racing and thus the consensus is that this will be another day for the sprinters but there are some lessons to take home from the early stanza of Le Tour 2012: accidents happen, riders can falter, and some lead-out trains are more organized than others. Peter Sagan missed out on adding points to his tally in stage five because of a crash. Matt Goss has been consistent and appears to be getting closer to his first Tour stage win. André Greipel's crew has proven...

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video06.07.2012 in 10:30The day's route

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