Stage 6 results: HTC-Columbia's two Marks time it right for the second day in a row; Mark Cavendish gets his 12th career Tour stage in just three years

9 Big Photos from Stage 6sirotti
Stage 6 results
1  Mark Cavendish (HTC-Columbia)                5:37:42
2  Tyler Farrar (Garmin- Transitions)
3  Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese)
4  Robbie McEwen (Katusha)
5  Gerald Ciolek (Milram)
6  Sébastien Turgot (Bbox Bouygues Telecom)
7  Jose Joaquin Rojas (Caisse d'Epargne)
8  Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky)
9  Robert Hunter (Garmin-Transitions)
10 Thor Hushovd (Cervelo Test Team)

General Classification after Stage 6
1  Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank)               
2  Geraint Thomas (Sky)                          + 0:20
3  Cadel Evans (Bmc)	                         + 0:39
4  Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin - Transitions)         + 0:46
5  Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step)                 + 1:01
6  Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank)                      + 1:09
7  Thor Hushovd (Cervelo Test Team)              + 1:19
8  Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana)                 + 1:31
9  Alberto Contador (Astana)	                 + 1:40
10 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma - Lotto)  + 1:42
Full Results (Click 'Stage Standing') —
Cavendish sprints for second consecutive stage wincyclingnews
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  Stage 6 Crash with 30 km to go (00:18 english) — versus
  Last Km narrated by Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen (01:25 english) — versus
  Stage 6 Highlights narrated by Phil Liggett (03:05) — versus
  Carlos Barredo picks a fight w/ Rui Costa post-stage 6 (00:36 ambient noise) —
and here's   the fight from the best angle (00:37) —
  Robbie McEwen gets knocked off his bike post-stage (04:44 ambient noise) —
Carlos Barredo, Rui Costa trade punches, fined but not expelledvelonews
  ITV stage 6 podcast with Matt Rendell and Chris Boardman (15:52) — ITV
  Last 5 km (09:07 flemish) — sporza
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9 Big Photos from Stage 6sirotti

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July 7 post: We are headed to the French Alps, but first another expected sprinters' stage.

Starting in Montargis, the stage 5 finish host, we'll continue to head southeast through the interior of France where temperatures can soar in July. There are three cat 4 climbs along the way, but the last one is 24 km from the finish.

It looks like a sprint finish on paper with a straight-forward run into Gueugnon, an industrial town hosting its first Tour stage. But, this is the longest stage of the Tour and the highs in Gueugnon later this week are expected to hit 86F/30C so the temperature may be a factor. The narrow, lumpy roads, the heat and the first medium mountain day following this stage will conspire against a sprint finish.

Many of the sprinters are banged up as revealed after Stage 4. Tyler Farrar's lead out men Robbie Hunter and Julien Dean looked good finishing 5th and 2nd on stage 4 and were talking up an upcoming win. Will HTC-Columbia and Cervelo get their leadout right or will they be out smarted by veteren sprinter and two-time stage winner already this year, Alessandro Petacchi. — Steve

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