Tour de France live: a very big battle to take the breakaway, a trio with Van Aert in front

Tour de France live: a very big battle to take the breakaway, a trio with Van Aert in front

107 km – Abandonment of Alex Kirsch

Arrived sick on the Tour de France, Alex Kirsch dismounts and gets into his car. There are only 7 left in the ranks of the Trek-Segafredo with the abandonment of the Luxembourger.

108 km – 4′ lead for the leading trio

The leading trio made up of Wout van Aert, Jakob Fuglsang and Quinn Simmons now has a 4′ lead over the peloton and 4’44 over the dropouts who should return to the pack.

133KM – Simmons takes the point for the mountain classification

First difficulty of the day and Quinn Simmons pockets the first point distributed for the classification of the mountain. Two minutes ahead of the peloton, where no one is really riding.

134km – Mechanical problem for Van Aert

When the trio arrives at the first Mountain Grand Prix, Wout van Aert has a mechanical problem. He leaves fairly quickly. He should be able to take his place.

137kù – the peloton rises

One minute ahead for the Van Aert group! The peloton is abdicating!

139km – the Van Aert group digs

30 seconds ahead for the Van Aert group at 140 kilometers! We are starting to dig, are we going to see a breakaway of three riders including the yellow jersey?

144km – a group of loose

Several riders are dropped from the peloton including Marc Hirschi or George Bennett, teammates of Tadej Pogacar. The injured Mathieu Burgaudeau, Anthony Turgis and Max Walscheid are also in this group, which is more than two minutes behind the peloton.

145km – A trio in the lead including Van Aert

Wout van Aert is followed by Quinn Simmons (Trek-Segafredo) and Jakob Fuglsang (Israel – Premier Tech) but there is only a 10 second lead for this group. The yellow jersey is untenable.

148km – Wout van Aert is back!

Launched by Steven Kruijswijk, Wout van Aert places a new attack! He manages to get out with a small group but it raises behind.

150km – The attacks continue

Still no breakaway and the attacks continue in the peloton, things will have to calm down at some point given the pace from the start!

156km – Junction

There you go, the breakaway is caught 156 kilometers from the finish. That’s more than an hour and 15 minutes that battle. This is the moment chosen by Philippe Gilbert, 40, to revive!

159km – The battle continues

Only 15″ ahead for the 11 riders in the lead, with Franck Bonnamour taking over, he who has just inflicted a magnificent effort on himself to return. The peloton still sees the front of the race, it’s not over!

164 km – A group of eleven tries to take the lead

Mads Pedersen, Connor Swift, Magnus Cort Nielsen, Georg Zimmermann, Andreas Leknessund, Simon Geschke, Kasper Asgreen, Stan Dewulf, Christophe Laporte, Vegard Stake Laengen and Franck Bonnamour tried to widen the gap but the peloton didn’t let go. 12 seconds ahead for them.

166 km – The peloton has regrouped but many riders lose contact

Van Aert and Pogacar’s coup finally fell through and the rest of the peloton were able to join the yellow jersey group. But some are bearing the brunt of this supersonic start to the stage. Runners who are sick or out of shape are let go and find themselves on their own for the remaining 165 kilometers.

180 km – It borders! Van Aert and Pogacar on the right track

The side wind has just cut the peloton in two. David Gaudu, Tadej Pogacar and Wout van Aert are in the right group. Behind, it battles to hang up the right wagon. There is no longer a breakaway while Wout van Aert puts on a layer.

204 km – It regroups in the peloton, a trio takes the lead

Finally everything is back to normal in the peloton, which regroups. In front, Benoît Cosnefroy, Taco van der Hoorn and Toms Skujins took a few meters ahead. Wout van Aert, yellow jersey, tries once again to take the breakaway.

206 km – Van Aert tries to take the breakaway, Vlasov and Pogacar go there!

The panache of Wout van Aert who tries to leave in the breakaway and takes around forty riders in his wake, including Tadej Pogacar and Aleksansdr Vlasov. Jonas Vingegaard returns to this group with a delay.

210 km – Guillaume Martin and Mathieu van der Poel already behind

The places for the breakaway are expensive and the peloton does not give out vouchers to everyone. The pack is launched at more than 60 km/h and the first runners are already giving up. Among them, Mathieu van der Poel, little spirited since leaving Copenhagen, and Guillaume Martin, leader of Cofidis.

215 km – A hilly end of the stage

The end of the stage will be marked by two climbs placed in the last six kilometers. The finish line is placed at the top of the côtes des Religieuses (1.6 km at 6%).

The final of the 6th stage of the Tour de France 2022.
The final of the 6th stage of the Tour de France 2022. © ASO / Tour de France

220 km – The real start is given and the first fall

As the stage had just started, the native of Noirmoutier Mathieu Burgaudeau went to the ground. The Vendéen is hit in the shoulder. Victorious on the 6th stage of Paris-Nice, he is one of the French chances of victory this Thursday. It is now badly embarked.

The profile of the 6th stage

With 220 kilometers on the program, this 6th stage is the longest of this Tour de France 2022. It should smile on the punchers, as evidenced by the many sides scattered on the route.

Lance Armstrong questions Alberto Bettiol and EF tactics

While he had two teammates in front, including one on the way to taking the yellow jersey, Alberto Bettiol collaborated with Tadej Pogacar on the cobbled sections, dropping the lead of his comrades up front. A behavior that questions Lance Armstrong who challenged his former sports director Johan Bruyneel on Twitter by insinuating that this behavior would not have passed in his time. To which the former Belgian leader replied: “It would have been ‘pack your bags and go home!’ I can’t imagine for a second that these were team instructions… If that were to be the case, the sporting director would have to be sent home.”

For his part, Alberto Bettiol justified himself with the Gazzetta Dello Sport. “Tadej said to me: ‘Let’s go Alberto!’ I told him I couldn’t ride too much because I had two guys in front, but I went because I just wanted to break up the pack.” And when Jasper Stuyven and Tadej Pogacar went on the road, Bettiol suffered a puncture, preventing him from joining the Belgian-Slovenian duo.

Primoz Roglic will be good at the start of Binche

After his fall on the 5th stage, causing him a dislocated shoulder, Primoz Roglic will be at the start of Binche for the 6th stage according to information from Ouest-France.

“He didn’t have a good night but he’s ok. We’ll see as the stage progresses but he’ll finish. It’s not comparable to what happened last year”, sums up Arthur Van Dongen, sports director of Jumbo-Visma.

Jack Haig, first outsider to leave the race

Bahrain-VIctorious co-leader alongside Damiano Caruso, Jack Haig was unable to join Arenberg on Wednesday. Fallen during the stage, the Australian suffers from a broken wrist. 3rd in the Vuelta last year, Haig should be back in time for the Iberian race.

Roglic’s misfortunes

Heavily fell on the 5th stage of the Tour de France between Lille and Wallers-Arenberg, Primoz Roglic had to improvise as a physiotherapist to be able to continue the race. The Slovenian himself put his shoulder back in place when the latter was dislocated.

Daniel Oss, third abandonment

The fifth stage of the Tour de France, which offered several cobbled sections, was marked by an impressive fall, caused by a spectator. Main victims, Daniel Oss and Michael Gogl left the race.

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Hello everyone and welcome to RMC Sport to follow live the sixth stage of the Tour de France, which will leave from Belgium, in Binche, to reach Longwy after 220 kilometers. The final is promised to the punchers and is more difficult than during the last arrival in 2017, where Peter Sagan had won.

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