Tour de France
Stage 6: Arpajon-sur-Cère to Montauban - Stage Details

Michael Matthews gave it his all against the world’s best sprinters on stage six of the Tour de France today, finishing in 11th place for ORICA-BikeExchange in a fast and energetic finale.

2016 Paris-Roubaix champion Mathew Hayman brought Matthews safely into the final three kilometres through the crowded and marauding peloton before peeling off with less than two kilometres to go.

The speed increased dramatically over the last few hundred metres with Matthews forced wide to try and break clear behind the big guns of the sprint world.

Sport director Matt White was content at the finish with the main objective for the team to get through the stage in good order ahead of the coming mountain stages.

“Our main goal for today was to come through the stage unscathed and in good condition,” said White. “We have a big three days ahead as the race goes into the Pyrenees and hits the real mountains for the first time.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Mark Cavendish (GBR) - Dimension Data 4:43:48
2 Marcel Kittel (GER) - Etixx - Quick-Step ST
3 Daniel Mclay (GBR) - Fortuneo - Vital Concept ST
4 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) - Team Katusha ST
5 Christophe Laporte (FRA) - Cofidis, Solutions Credits ST
6 Peter Sagan (SVK) - Tinkoff Team ST
7 Dylan Groenewegen (NED) - Team LottoNl-Jumbo ST
8 Edward Theuns (BEL) - Trek-Segafredo ST
9 Bryan Coquard (DFRA) - Direct Energie ST
10 Shane Archbold (NZL) - Bora-Argon 18 ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
11 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
40 Adam Yates (GBr) - ORICA-BikeExchange
66 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:00:05
105 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:00:05
114 Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:00:05
155 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:00:57
157 Ruben Plaza (SPA) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:00:57
159 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:00:57
189 Christopher Juul Jensen (DEN) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:01:59