The Dutch cyclist Dylan Groenewegen (Team Jayco AlUla) won the sixth stage of the Tour de France, a day for pacemakers in which the Colombian Fernando Gaviria (Movistar Team) finished third, being again on the verge of victory. The general classification did not suffer major modifications.

Despite having a series of complications to place in the sprint, Gaviria was strong in the legs to finish the day in third position. In addition to Groenewegen, the Eritrean Biniam Girmay finished ahead of the rider from Antioquia, as the Belgian Jasper Philipsen was penalized and lost his initial second place in the stage.

This was the first Dutch victory in the Tour de France 2024 with Dylan Groenewege, while in the end it was a day without surprises, with the sprint as the outcome in a flat day that the Col du Bois Clair (1.8 km at 5.7%), as a major obstacle in the initial phase and then roll on flat roads to the city Dijon.

Norwegian Jonas Abrahamsen (Uno-X Mobility) took the mountain point on the fourth category climb and Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) won the intermediate sprint, then the peloton experienced some shocks.

Just after Mark Cavendish had a puncture, the nervousness increased in the main group where Visma | Lease a Bike took the lead and pulled the peloton which caused cracks after a few minutes. A small group remained at the front, with only one UAE Team Emirates rider: Tadej Pogacar. The yellow jersey holder was isolated, while his main rivals Remco Evenepoel, Jonas Vingegaard and Remco Evenepoel had back-up.

A situation that did not last long, as the pace dropped at the front, allowing Juan Ayuso and João Almeida, among others, to return to the bunch. In the following kilometers, the peloton remained compact. Later on, a small crash occurred 45 kilometers from the finish, involving Abrahamsen, but without serious consequences.

Tour de France (2.UWT)
Results Stage 6 | Mâcon – Dijon (163,5 km)

1Dylan GROENEWEGENTeam Jayco AlUla3:31:55
2Biniam GIRMAYIntermarché – Wanty,,
3Fernando GAVIRIAMovistar Team,,
4Phil BAUHAUSBahrain – Victorious,,
5Arnaud  DE LIELotto Dstny,,
6 Wout VAN AERTTeam Visma | Lease a Bike,,
7 Arnaud DÉMAREArkéa – B&B Hotels,,
8 Alexander KRISTOFFUno-X Mobility,,
9 Pascal ACKERMANNIsrael – Premier Tech,,
10 Piet ALLEGAERTCofidis,,

Ranking General

1 POGAČAR TadejUAE Team Emirates26:47:19
2 EVENEPOEL RemcoSoudal Quick-Step0:45
3 VINGEGAARD JonasTeam Visma | Lease a Bike0:50
4 AYUSO JuanUAE Team Emirates1:10
5 ROGLIČ PrimožRed Bull – BORA – hansgrohe1:14
6 RODRÍGUEZ CarlosINEOS Grenadiers1:16
7 LANDA MikelSoudal Quick-Step1:32
8 ALMEIDA JoãoUAE Team Emirates,,
9 CICCONE GiulioLidl – Trek3:20
10 BERNAL EganINEOS Grenadiers3:21

Source: Revista Mundo Ciclístico