Le Tour de France Stage 6

Lead-out Riders Setting up the Sprint on SRM

Stage 6 of the 100th Tour de France began in Aix-en-Provence and stretched 176.5 kilometers to the city of Montpellier. The course was flat, hot, and windy with the peloton's speed being pushed by team leader, Orica GreenEdge.

The final sprint came down to Lotto Belisol's Andre Greipel and Cannondale Pro Cycling's Peter Sagan. In the end it was Andre with an ideal team lead-out who took the stage win.   

“I told my team to wait as long as possible," Greipel explained to Cycling News. "We came to the front with about 2km to go and everyone could see that we had some horsepower. I’m really proud of the team today.”

Stage 6 SRM Race File: Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto Belisol)

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Lotto's Belgian lead-out rider, Jurgen Roelandts, completed the stage in just over four hours averaging 211 watts. The course was predominantly flat with less than 700 meters of elevation gain. Roelandts average speed was 43 kph with a cadence average of 73rpm. He burned approximately 3,000 kilocalories in the day's effort.  

Stage 6 SRM Race File : Fabio Sabatini (Cannondale Pro Cycling)

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Cannondale Pro Cycling's Fabio Sabatini worked for Peter Sagan today and averaged 228 watts over the 176.5km stage. Sabatini's average speed was also 43 kph with a cadence average of 73rpm. He burned approximately 3,100 kilocalories in the day's effort with an average heart rate of 133 bpm.

Stage 6 Peloton

Lotto Belisol Final 2km Lead-out

Jurgen averaged over 477 watts in the final 2 kilometers setting Greipel up for the sprint position. His average speed was 58.4 kph with 101 rpm average cadence. In the final stretch Jurgen pushed 1,375 watts allowing Greipel the perfect opportunity to deliver an epic sprint and win the stage. 

Cannondale Final 2km with Fabio Sabatini

The Italian road pro, Fabio Sabatini, averaged 338 watts in the last 2km. He held an averaged cadence of 96 rpm at an average speed of 60kph with 186 bpm heart rate. 

Uli Schoberer with Lotto-Belisol lead mechanic, Chris Van Roorsbroeck
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