Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France Stage 6

by CyclingTips


Photography by BrakeThrough Media, Jered & Ashley Gruber, Cor Vos

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Date) continued to roll back the clock at the 2016 Tour de France, sprinting to his third victory of this year’s edition on stage 6 into Montauban and pulling on the green jersey as leader of the points classification

The victory, the 29th Tour stage of Cavendish’s career, moved “The Manx Missile” solely into second in all-time Tour stage wins. The great Eddy Merckx has the most Tour stage victories with 34.

Cavendish was able to out-foxed Marcel Kittel (Etixx-QuickStep) and Tour-rookie Dan Mclay (Fortuneo-Vital Concept) to take the victory, showing his time spent on the velodrome this spring has not hurt his sprinting, but has helped it.

“Today I sprinted like in the old days,” Cavendish said. “I stayed safe in the fast long run-in. It was slightly downhill. I needed to do the right thing. I agree with [Dimension Data performance manager] Rolf Aldag when he says that my return to the track has helped me take the split-second decisions.”

Read the full stage 6 race report, highlight video and results here.