Tour of California 2014: Chaves wins Queens stage, Wiggins still in lead

Esteban ChavesThe 6th stage in the Tour of California leads from Santa Clarita to the top of Mountain High, a hors category climb in 24 kilometres long. On the slopes 24-year old Colombian Johan Esteban Chavez leaves his fellows escapees behind and soloes to victory. (Slideshow route/profile)

A group of 6 riders – with homerider Tom Danielson – is up front during the whole day. Their gain goes down on the closing climb, but Danielson, De la Cruz and Chavez survive. When the last one dances away from his fellow escapees in the last 5 kilometres no one is able to react.

In the bunch with GC men Wiggins is having a hard time, but he manages to cling on and eventually gains 2 seconds.

Results 6th stage Tour of California 2014

1. Esteban Chaves (Colombia)
2. David de la Cruz (Spain) + 0.13
3. Tom Danielson (USA) + 0.41
4. Adam Yates (GB) + 0.53
5. Bradley Wiggins (GB) s.t.
6. Peter Stetina (USA) + 0.55
7. Rohan Dennis (Australia) s.t.
8. Jack Bobride (Australia) + 1.07
9. Georg Bennett (Australia) +1.15
10. Lawson Craddock (USA) + 1.16

GC after stage 6
1. Bradley Wiggins (GB)
2. Rohan Dennis (Australia) + 0.30
3. Lawson Craddock (USA) + 1.48
4. Tiago Machado (Portugal) + 2.02
5. Adam Yates (GB) + 2.14
6. Peter Stetina (USA) + 2.30
7. Esteban Chaves (Colombia) + 2.39
8. Laurens Ten Dam (The Netherlands) + 3.01
9. Janier Acevedo (Colombia) + 3.05
10. David de la Cruz (Colombia) + 3.06

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Esteban Chaves


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