Our 16 Favorite Photos From Stage 6

Tour de France 2020 Stage 6

Take a few moments to appreciate the intensity, emotion and excitement each stage of the Tour de France brings with Road Bike Action’s daily photo galleries.

Peter Sagan (SVK – Bora – Hansgrohe)

Thousands of fans have flocked to Depart towns to cheers for every stage of the Tour and stage 6’s start in Le Teil was no different.

Egan Bernal (COL – Team Ineos)

As soon as the flagged dropped the day’s breakaway made their move. A group of  8 riders including vetera, Olympic champ Greg Van Avermaet and rookie Neilson Powless.

Mont Aigoual – Neilson Powless (USA – EF Pro Cycling) – Greg Van Avermaet (BEL – CCC Team)

Van Avermaet described the group as “one of the strongest breakaways I’ve ever ridden in.”

Greg Van Avermaet (BEL – CCC Team) – Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ – Astana Pro Team)

Mitchelton Scott did most of the pacemaking for the peloton, allowing the break to stay away as it posed no threat to Adam Yates’ overall lead.

Mitchelton – Scott

In the final 20 kilometers the breakaway went on the offensive as riders attempted to up the pace. 

Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ – Astana Pro Team)

Alexey Lutsenko commited to an attack out of the breakaway with 10km to go.

Greg Van Avermaet (BEL – CCC Team) –

Van Avermaet put in an effort to chase Lutsenko.

 

Adam Yates (GBR – Mitchelton – Scott)

Ineos took over the pacemaking whittling the peloton down to only the serious climbers as they chased the breakaway on the final summit .

 

Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ – Astana Pro Team)

Lutsenko held off the chasers finishing nearly a minute ahead of second place.

Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ – Astana Pro Team

Neilson Powless worked with van Avermaet to finish third and fourth respectively.

Neilson Powless (USA – EF Pro Cycling)

 

Ousted yellow jersey wearer Julian Alaphilippe, lead the peloton’s effort to the finish line

 

 

Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ – Astana Pro Team)

 

 

 

RBA/AFP Photos: Bettini

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