Stage 6: Le Teil>Mont Aigoual (191km)
Eight riders formed a breakaway on this relatively flat stage. Flat until they reached the final 40km or so. The breakaway enjoyed a maximum lead of almost seven minutes as the race progressed towards the intermediate sprint 125.5km into the stage.
Three riders broke towards the sprint point, Edvald Boasson Hagen takes first place, followed closely by Daniel Oss.
Nicolas Roche took first place over the two third category climbs. But the Cole de la Lusette, a steep switchback 11.7km (7.27miles) long, saw attack after attack. Neils Powless was the first to go on the offensive, causing the first split in the breakaway. Five men at the front of the race. Alexey Lutsenko eventually took the lead and crested first, extending his lead on the slight downhill before the final climb to the finish. Lutsenko would win the stage, his first ever stage win in the Tour de France.
No change in who wears the yellow, green, or polka dot jerseys for tomorrow’s stage.