Tour de France 2016 Stage 6: Cavendish outsprints Kittel for third win, Van Avermaet retains in lead

The 6th stage on the Tour de France serves hills early on, but the finale is pan flat. As expected the race boils down to a bunch sprint. Mark Cavendish bests Kittel and McLay to power to his third win in this year's Grande Boucle. Greg Van Avermaet retains in the overall lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 6th stage Tour de France

1. Mark Cavendish (gbr)
2. Marcel Kittel (ger) s.t.
3. Daniel McLay (gbr) s.t.
4. Alexander Kristoff (nor) s.t.
5. Christophe Laporte (fra) s.t.
6. Peter Sagan (svk) s.t.
7. Dylan Groenewegen (nld) s.t.
8. Edward Theuns (bel) s.t.
9. Bryan Coquard (fra) s.t.
10. Shane Archbold (nzl) s.t

GC after 6th stage
1. Greg Van Avermaet (bel)
2. Julian Alaphilippe (fra) + 5.11
3. Alejandro Valverde (spa) + 5.13
4. Joaquim Rodriguez (spa) + 5.14
5. Chris Froome (gbr) + 5.17
6. Warren Barguil (fra) s.t.
7. Nairo Quintana (col) s.t.
8. Pierre Rolland (fra) s.t.
9. Fabio Aru (ita) s.t.
10. Daniel Martin (irl) s.t.

11. Tejay van Garderen (usa) s.t.
12. Wilco Kelderman (nld) s.t
13. Adam Yates (gbr) s.t.
14. Romain Bardet (fra) s.t.
16. Bauke Mollema (nld) s.t.
20. Thibaut Pinot (fra) + 5.26
25. Alberto Contador (spa) + 6.39
27. Richie Porte (aus) + 7.02

Race report
Once the flag is dropped Arashiro and Barta are off and they race to a lead at over 4 minutes. For a while the gap lingers there, only to widen to over 5 minutes later on.

With 22 kms left the leaders are caught.

Cav powers to his third stage win in the 2016 Grande Boucle, besting Marcel Kittel and 24-year old New Zealand born Briton McLay.

Tour de France 2016 stage 6: Route maps, height profiles, etc.

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Mark Cavendish

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