Edvald Boasson Hagen Flies to Sprint Victory in 2011 Tour de France Stage 6
Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway led a sprint to win the rain-splattered sixth stage of the Tour de France 2011 and his countryman Thor Hushovd (Team Garmin-Cervélo) retained the yellow jersey earlier today.
and suffering from a concussion and broken collarbone.
The pack shrank by another rider, leaving 194 men in the race. Ivan Velasco of Spain didn't start Thursday after breaking his collarbone in a crash the day before.
Friday's stage offers more long-distance punishment. Riders are to cover 218 kilometers in a mostly flat ride from auto racing mecca Le Mans to Chateauroux, near mainland France's geographic center.
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