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Tour de France 2017 stage 6: Vesoul > Troyes - 216 km

Who is going to win the stage?

  • Arnaud Demare

    Votes: 7 8.6%
  • André Greipel

    Votes: 9 11.1%
  • Marcel Kittel

    Votes: 44 54.3%
  • Nacer Bouhanni

    Votes: 5 6.2%
  • Dylan Groenewegen

    Votes: 3 3.7%
  • Michael Matthews

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Alexander Kristoff

    Votes: 2 2.5%
  • Ben Swift

    Votes: 1 1.2%
  • None of the above

    Votes: 1 1.2%
  • Vino-option

    Votes: 9 11.1%

  • Total voters
    81
  • Poll closed .
Prudhomme's comment on the stage:

The sprint purists will have dissected and appreciated the possible scenario dictated on this flat stage by the teams of the best specialists. Riding through the Plateau de Langres, and passing through Colombeyles-Deux-Églises, the chase of the escapees should be perfectly planned. It'll then be the turn of the lead out trains to take command on the large avenues of the centre of Troyes.

A very straight-forward stage, as Prudhomme himself says, but after Sagans disqualification, we're in for an exiciting battle for the green points jersey!

Troyes has been appearing in the Tour 8 times in the history of the race. As letour.fr writes, including a little story as well:

The city has appeared a total of eight times on the map of the Tour de France, often at the end of stages. The one heading to Troyes in 1960 entered the history books. Indeed on that day the peloton stopped to salute a prestigious spectator. General De Gaulle, then President of the French Republic, had come on the side of the road in Colombey-les-Deux-Églises to watch the Tour go by. The pause, orchestrated by Jacques Goddet, indirectly, allowed Pierre Beuffeuil, dropped because of a puncture, to move back into the peloton before eventually winning the stage on his own 70 kilometres later.

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General classification top 10 after stage 5:

1. Christopher FROOME
2. Geraint THOMAS + 12''
3. Fabio ARU+ 14''
4. Daniel MARTIN + 25''
5. Richie PORTE + 39''
6. Simon YATES + 43''
7. Romain BARDET + 47''
8. Alberto CONTADOR + 52''
9. Nairo QUINTANA + 54''
10. Rafal MAJKA + 1'01''
 
Kittel should win, but his leadout has been poor so far, so there's a chance he'll get caught out of position again.

Difficult to see a breakaway doing anything here. As seems customary with this awful route; the hilly, classics style part of the stage is followed by 50km of near total flat.
 
Re:

Son of Amsterhammer said:
Ugh, can we just fast forward to the weekend and do virtual stages the next couple of days?

From Mayomaniac on the Tour of Austria. If you need a fix of mountains and Superman Lopez for the next two days to tide you over to the weekend.

Edit: There will be a livestream for the 2 mountain stages of the official hompage of the race, that's great! :)
source: http://www.oesterreich-rundfahrt.at/news/tour-news-2016/380-live-stream-von-horn-und-glockneretappe-am-5-und-6-juli

Don't know why it states the 5th and 6th in the address, since Viviani won today. Kitzbuhelhorn is definitely tomorrow (Thursday).
 

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