Edvald Boasson Hagen Flies to Sprint Victory in 2011 Tour de France Stage 6

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07/7/2011| 0 comments
by AP and Roadcycling.com
The rocky tidal island Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.
The rocky tidal island Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.

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.

Click here for complete stage 6 photos and additional photos.

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