Mixed feeling for Etixx-Quick Step in Le Havre: Zdenek Stybar anticipated the bunch sprint to win stage 6 while race leader Tony Martin crashed in the last kilometer and crossed the line obviously injured and likely to pull out of the Tour de France. Daniel Teklehaimanot made history for Africa with taking the polka dot jersey.
2013 Tour de France winner Chris Froome, involved in the crash which saw yellow jersey holder Tony Martin break his collarbone, said he had no serious injury to deplore.
The stage in videos
- Landscape of the day
- On-board camera
- Buzz of the day
- The Flamme rouge - The last kilometre
- La minute maillot jaune LCL
- [Official Teaser] Tour de France 2015
- Stage Analysis by Frank Perque (Assistant...
- Safety 2015
- La baie de Somme
- The towns 2015 : visit Abbeville
- The towns 2015 : visit Le Havre
The stage in pictures
Tour de France 2015 - 09/07/2015 - 6ème Etape - Abbeville / Le Havre - Kenneth VAN BLISEN (COF), Daniel TEKLEHAIMANOT (MTN) et Perrig QUEMENEUR (EUC) toujours en tête à 25 km de l'arrivée. © ASO/B.Bade
A sporting view
The gateway to the Bay of Somme opened for the first time to the peloton of the Tour de France in 2012 with a stage leaving Abbeville and heading to Rouen where André Greipel captured the second of his six successes on the event. The Tour de Picardie is also used to visiting the coastal city and stopped over in Abbeville on many occasions. But the race that is the most often welcomed in the common is the Tour de la Somme. In 2005, a young Dutch cyclocross rider, Lars Boom, claimed one his first victories on the road. That was well before his impressive performance on the cobbles last July and his Tour stage win in Arenberg Porte du Hainaut.
Sub-prefecture of the Somme (80)
Economy: the two largest employers are the hospital and a call centre operator
Specialities: gateau battu picard (brioche-like cake), ficelle picard, Abbeville rhubarb, Ponthieu endive
Sport: EAL Abbeville Handball (L1), SC Abbeville (hockey)
Personalities: Jacques Boucher de Perthes (pre-historian), Chevalier de la Barre, Max Lejeune (politician)
Festivals: Les Trigolades (comedy), Abbeville Winter Groove (contemporary music), Les Nuits du Blues, Abbeville à tout Choeur (singing), Festival of Birds and Nature, Harengade
The harbour of Le Havre has become, since its creation by King François the 1st, a major exchange hub, but it has also been at the heart of the history of sports well before welcoming the Tour for the first time in 1911. The city indeed welcomed the Olympic Games both in 1900 and 1924 thanks to the Société des Régates Havraise in charge of organizing the sailing events. The oldest sailing club of the country, born in 1839, was created well before the Havre Athletic Club, considered as the oldest French football club after launching a football section in 1894. In terms of cycling, the inhabitants of Le Havre have been awaiting the 20th visit of the Tour de France for the last 20 years.
Specialities: Le Havre pudding
Economy: shipping, petrochemicals, refining
Sport: STB Le Havre (basketball, Pro A), HAC Football (L2, the first club created in France in 1872), HAC (hockey), the first rowing club founded in France in 1839
Personalities: Claude Monet, Raoul Dufy (painters), René Coty, Antoine Rufenacht (politicians), Hugues Duboscq (swimmer), Laurent Ruquier (TV and radio presenter), Jean-Luc Tartarin (chef), Raymond Queneau (writer)
Festivals: Le Goût des Autres (literature), Festival Terre d'eaux, Normandy Impressionist Festival, LH Forum (innovation), Ouest Park (pop rock)
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