Stybar wins sixth stage of Tour de France

Le Havre (France), July 10 (IANS) Czech rider Zdenek Stybar has won the sixth stage of the Tour de France, while overall leader Tony Martin was forced to withdraw after breaking his collarbone in a crash.

German rider Martin fell and ended up pulling out of the race in a crash on Thursday that also brought down eight other riders including defending champion Vincenzo Nibali and Colombian climbing ace Nairo Quintana, reports Xinhua.

He became the second race leader to pull out of the race, after Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara fractured two vertebraes in his lower back on Monday.

Martin’s Etixx Quick-Step teammate Stybar crossed the finish line unchallenged to win the a 191.5 kilometre ride from Abbeville to Le Havre.

Martin still holds the yellow jersey in 22 hours 13 minutes and 14 seconds while Sky team’s British ride Chris Froome was the overall second.

Friday’s seventh stage starts from Livarot in the Normandy region and ends 190.5 kilometers (118 miles) later in Fougeres, nestled in the Brittany region.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here