Porte, too, lost a teammate: Spanish veteran Xabier Zandio was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital with a suspected rib fracture and severe back injury in a group spill with about 79 kilometers left, according to the race medical report. It listed a total of 14 riders with varying injuries from big crashes. was such a stressful day horrible actually, Porte said. guys were around me all day, and while we lost Xabi Zandio to the Converse High Tops Black
REIMS, France (AP) Sprint specialist Andre Greipel won a Converse High Tops Uk Leather
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Photographers take pictures of Spain Xabier Zandio after he crashed during the sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 194 kilometers (120.5 miles) with start in Arras and finish in Reims, France, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Zandio is the second team Sky rider to abandon the race after Britain Christopher Froome crashed and abandoned yesterday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
had really good punch today, I am really happy, said Greipel, the Lotto Belisol rider who turns 32 next Wednesday. course I not looking at Kittel. I don need to hide. I am still one of the fastest in the bunch.
At the end of the 194 kilometer (120 mile) ride from Arras to Reims, Greipel burst out of the pack with less than 300 meters left, and clenched his fists, shouting, at the finish. His job was made a bit easier because Marcel Kittel, a fellow German who has won three stages and dominated the sprint finishes, got a flat tire right before the end.
The German champion collected his sixth career Tour stage victory in Champagne country and the celebrated capital of many French kings by outpacing Norway Alexander Kristoff in second and France Samuel Dumoulin in third.
true that you can lose a lot of energy defending the yellow jersey, but I been riding well, Nibali said through a translator. a heavy task to wear it (but) to have the jersey could be a little advantage in the coming stages. We take it day by day. the Tour giving a nod to 100 years since the start of World War I, French President Francois Hollande honored the fallen and took a ride with race director Christian Prudhomme on Thursday. The Tour chief led a ceremony honoring 1909 winner Francois Faber, one of three winners of early Tours who died in the war. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Overall, Nibali has a two second lead over teammate Jakob Fuglsang of Denmark. Peter Sagan of Slovakia was third, 44 seconds back. Two time Tour champion Alberto Contador, a day after losing about 2 1/2 minutes to Nibali, was dealt another setback: His Saxo Tinkoff teammate Jesus Hernandez dropped out after a crash.
Nibali said that while Froome out, still afraid of Contador, and he expects the Spaniard and other yellow jersey aspirants to attack when the race enters the eastern Vosges mountains on Saturday culminating with an tough uphill finish in Monday Stage 10.
drizzly sixth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday, as crashes again thinned the pack of support riders for rivals hoping to strip Vincenzo Nibali of the yellow jersey.
crash, the rest of us kept out of trouble and we live to fight another day. Andrew Talansky, winner of the Criterium du Dauphine last month, was ninth 2:05 back overall. Spaniard Alejandro Valverde was 10th, 2:11 back, and compatriot Contador was in 18th, 2:37 behind.
Among other possible contenders, Richie Porte was 1 minute, 54 seconds back, in eighth place. The Australian inherited the leadership of Team Sky after injured defending champion Chris Froome dropped out on Wednesday following two crashes in a rain splattered ride.
Germany Andre Greipel looks back as he celebrates crossing the finish line ahead of fourth place Australia Mark Renshaw, right, to win the sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 194 kilometers (120.5 miles) with start in Arras and finish in Reims, France, Thursday, July 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
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was a lot of pressure on us, on my shoulders, for a win, he added. a big relief for us. top of the standings didn change, as most Converse Original of the contenders for victory in the three week race trailed close behind the muscular Greipel. He was not a challenger for the overall title; like many sprinters, he does not fare well on the climbs that are crucial to winning in Paris. He 37 1/2 minutes behind Nibali.
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