Alexis Vuillermoz from the TotalEnergies team starts at the front. Among others, the Dutchman Taco van der Hoorn, who narrowly missed out on winning the stage in second place yesterday, is hanging on his rear wheel.
Here we go!
Tour Director Christian Prudhomme waves his famous flag from the race control vehicle, thus opening the 6th stage! As usual, only a few moments elapse before the first attacks are made in the front field.
The big peloton was just starting to move. The professional cyclists roll through the starting point in Binche at a leisurely pace for another five minutes before tour director Christian Prudhomme finally gives the go-ahead for the race.
Review of the previous day
One day after the exhausting ordeal over the cobblestones, the riders will be at the start pretty much shaken up. As expected, the pavé sections from Lille to Arenberg threw up the general classification. The beneficiary was once again last year’s winner Tadej Pogačar, who presented himself excellently and crossed the finish line ahead of all other classification drivers. On the other hand, Primoz Roglic fell and lost a lot of time. The Australian Simon Clarke snatched the coveted stage win from a five-man breakaway group. Wout van Aert continues to hold the leader’s yellow jersey.
The daily program
During the first three stages, the Tour de France already gave a guest performance in Denmark, now it is Belgium’s turn, at least for a short time. From Binche, the 220-kilometre route runs over undulating terrain through the Ardennes back to France before a rock-hard finish awaits in Longwy. With six kilometers to go before the finale, the drivers have to climb 800 meters with an average incline of 12.3 percent. Only 1.6 kilometers before the finish, there is another steep ramp to overcome, which promises excitement right to the end.
Welcome to the 6th stage!
Have a wonderful good day and welcome to the sixth day of competition of this year’s Tour de France! Between yesterday’s cobblestones and the Alps ahead, a hilly stage from Binche to Longwy awaits the riders. The sharp start is planned for 12:15 p.m.