Ireland’s Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates) won the stage six after an impressive late attack on the Mur de Bretagne of the Tour de France. Martin won the queen stage of Brittany ahead of another AG2R-La Mondiale, Pierre Latour, to score his second Tour de France stage win five years after the first one in the Pyrenees. Greg Van Avermaet retained the yellow jersey.
170 riders started stage 6 in Brest. Five riders went clear right after flag off: Laurent Pichon (Fortuneo-Samsic), Damien Gaudin and Fabien Grellier (Direct Energie), Anthony Turgis (Cofidis) and Dion Smith (Wanty-Groupe Gobert). The peloton gave the green light to Olivier Le Gac (Groupama-FDJ) to go and greet his folks at Plouvien, km 11, at the beginning of a hugely popular stage. The maximum time gap was recorded at Commana before the ascent to the highest peak of the first part of the Tour, the Roc’h Trévézel where Quick Step took over from BMC at the helm of the peloton: 7’15’’ at km 65. Former polka dot jersey holder Smith crested the first two categorized climbs of the day in first position.
Source: Le Tour