Thursday July 10th, 2014

Stage 6Arras / Reims

Start 13h00 (Local time)
  • Greipel crowned in Reims

    Germany's André Greipel claimed stage 6 in Reims - the town where the kings of France were crowned - as his compatriot Marcel Kittel was left down by a mechanical in the last two kilometers. Vincenzo Nibali retained the lead on another rained soaked day with echelons on the roads chosen to remember World War I in the presence of the French president François Hollande.

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The stage in videos

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Summary

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The stage in pictures

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Tour de France 2014 - Etape 6 - Arras / Reims - 10/07/2014 - Xabier ZANDIO a abandonné après avoir chuté © Presse Sports/J.Prevost

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A sporting view

Caption
  • Leaders
  • Caravan
  • Start town
  • Finish town
  • Feeding zone
  • Checkpoints
  • Sprint
  • Last kilometre
  • Hors catégorie climb
  • Points of interest
  • Cobblestones sectors

Tourist attractions

Arras

An important trade fair city in the Middle Age, Arras welcomed thousands of traders on its Grand'Place. Nowadays the biggest pop and rock artists, from Prince to Sting but also the Black Eyed Peas or Ben Harper, are present there for the Main Square Festival. Just before its creation, Johnny Hallyday had also performed there, but only behind the steering wheel of a 4 by 4 car at the start of the 2002 Dakar Rally. The pack of the Tour also took off from the square in 1991 for a stage heading to Le Havre where Thierry Marie had conquered the Yellow Jersey, and a team time-trial in 2004.

Web sites

Arras Citadel, classed in 2008 as a UNESCO world heritage site © Philippe FRUITIER
Stage town for the 3rd time
Pas-de-Calais (62)
Population : 45,000 inhabitants (Arrageois) and 102,000 in the 39 communes of the urban community of Arras
Economy : food research, agribusiness and logistics sector. Häagen-Dazs factory, Caterpillar, an offshoot of the University of Artois
Culture : belfry, Arras Citadel, Abbey Towers of Mont Saint-Éloi, Museum of Fine Arts, the Carrière Wellington (site retracing the Battle of Arras from the First World War), City of Nature. Festivals: Main Square festival, (rock ‘n'roll), Arras Film Festival (European Film Festival), Faites de la Chanson (festival of French song), Histoires et rêves d'Artois, sound and light show
Sport : Arras pays d'Artois women's basketball league, Arras women's football club in league 1, canoe-kayak club
Specialities : Arras sausage, le Coeur d'Arras (cheese), le Bleu d'Arras, porcelain painting Sustainable Development: 40 km of cycle lanes, self service bicycles for students, Ma Citadine, a free of charge town shuttle, Trame verte et bleue de l'Arrageois (improvement of towpaths into walking areas)
Labels : a 4 fl owers city, Belfry and Citadel – UNESCO world heritage sites

Caption
  • Leaders
  • Caravan
  • Start town
  • Finish town
  • Feeding zone
  • Checkpoints
  • Sprint
  • Last kilometre
  • Hors catégorie climb
  • Points of interest
  • Cobblestones sectors

Reims

The kings of France were crowned in Reims for close to a millenary. Later, cycling world champions witnessed glory there: Theo Middelkamp in 1947 and Ercole Baldini in 1958. It was also during that 1958 edition of the Worlds that the first rainbow jersey was awarded to a woman, Luxemburg's Elsy Jacobs. On the Tour de France, the last three finishes in the champagne capital were won after a bunched sprint, by Djamolidine Abdoujaparov (1991), Robbie McEwen (2002) and Alessandro Petacchi (2010), all three would go on to win the Tour's points classification.

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Web sites

The cathedral © Christian Lantenois
Stage town for the 12th time
Sub-prefecture of the Marne (51)
Population : 188,100 inhabitants (Rémois), 236,000 in Reims Métropole
Economy : Champagne Houses (120 kms of cellars), Cristal Union (sugar), Valeo (automotive equipment), Forbo Sarlino (fl ooring), University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (22,000 students), Neoma Business School
Culture : cathedral, Saint-Rémi Abbey, Palace of Tau (UNESCO world heritage sites), Cathedral towers and Palace of Tau registered in the Centre des monuments nationaux, Museum of Fine Arts, The Museum of Surrender. Festivals: Fêtes Johanniques in honour of Joan of Arc, Sacres du Folklore Folk Festival, Les Flâneries musicales, music festival, A summer in the town, Festival
Elektricity (electronic music), Reims Jazz Festival, Les Bisqueers roses (LGBT) Reims Scènes d'Europe, Noëls de Champagne
Sport : Stade de Reims (football League 1), CCRB - Club Châlons-Reims Basketball (Pro B), Rallye Monte-Carlo historique, International Show Jumping, FISE Experience (extreme sports), “Reims à toutes jambes” (fi ve races on foot including a marathon). Events: French Athletics Championships (11-13 July)
Specialities : champagne, gingerbread, pink biscuits, Reims ham, Clovis mustards and vinegars
Sustainable Development : more than 100 km of cycle lanes, tram
Labels : City of Art and History, a 4 flowers city

Jersey wearers after the stage 16

Classifications after the stage 16

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