Tour de France 2021 Favourites stage 6: Back to the fast men

Pascal Ackermann 2020 - Tour de France 2021 Favourites stage 6: Back to the fast menThe course of La Grande Boucle's 6th stage should fancy fast finishers. The route is almost entirely played out on the flat. The finish is in Praia a Mare, which is Italian for Praia-on-Sea

The route of stage 6 has sprinters written all over it. The finish in Châteauroux lies midway between Bordeaux and Paris, which was the case three times before in the history of the Tour de France. In 2008 and 2011 Mark Cavendish stormed to victory, while Mario Cipollini took the spoils in 1998.

Looking at last year’s Grand Tour, we saw Sam Bennett and Caleb Ewan both win two sprints at the Tour de France, while Arnaud Démare was – by far – the fastest finisher at the Giro (four wins) and Pascal Ackermann at La Vuelta (two wins).

The start list of the 108th Tour is provisional, so we’ll update this article later.

Favourites stage 6 Tour de France 2021

*** Sam Bennett, Caleb Ewan, Pascal Ackermann
** Arnaud Démare, Jasper Philipsen, Cees Bol, Nacer Bouhanni
* Wout van Aert, Elia Viviani, Danny van Poppel, Giacomo Nizzolo

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