Teklehaimanot was part of a three man breakaway that kept away from the main field from the 5 km mark and remained out front until being swept up about 3 km from the finish line.
Two riders have broken ribs but are continuing in the race. Michael Albasini, Orica, was forced to withdraw due to injuries he received in stage 5.
The spectacular crashes that have knocked out two yellow jersey wearers as well as numerous other top athletes have renewed calls to reduce the size of the peloton. With 198 cyclists crowding narrow laneways, it is surprising that more wheel touches don’t occur.
Stage 6 Standings General Classification
1. Zdenek Stybar, Etixx 1. Tony Martin, Etixx
2. Peter Sagan, Tinkoff 2. Chris Froome, Sky
3. Bryan Coquard, Europcar 3. Tejay Van Garderen, BMC
4. John Degenkolb, Giant 4. Peter Sagan, Tinkoff
5. Greg Van Avermaet, BMC 5. Tony Gallopin, Lotto
Stage 7 will see the riders leave Livarot and proceed to Fougeres, a distance of 190.5 km. They will continue along the French coast to Brittany where three stages will be run. This will be a stage for the sprinters.
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