Thursday, July 9, 2009


Stage 6 of the 2009 Tour de France on July 9th gave us many surprises! First and unexpectedly in Spain we had a day of heavy rain that caused several crashes that affected some of the riders expected to do well this year! But the overall leaders remained the same at the end of the day. David Miller, along with two and sometimes three other riders, left the Peloton early on this 112.5 mile ride along the coast of Spain from Gerona to Barcelona. Eventually Miller broke away and did the last fifteen or so miles alone at the front. The Peloton caught him just before the finish at the summit of Mt. Montjuic. Suddenly from a sprint finish by the leading Peloton Thor Hushovd emerged taking first place for Stage 6! A very exciting and unexpected finish! The current leaders of the tour all finished in the first group and received the same times so none of the leaders have changed. Only one jersey changed today…the King of the Mountain!

Jersey Winners for Stage 6:

Maillot Jaune : Fabian Cancellara Maillot Vert : Mark Cavendish (by 1 point)

Maillot A Pois Rouges: Stepane Auge (new) Maillot Blanc : Tony Martin

Today’s finish was at the site of the 1992 Olympics, at the top of the Parc de Montjuic. Barcelona is rimmed with mountains and this one rises at the edge of the old part of the city of Barcelona separating it from the waterfront!

For more information about Barcelona go to my older blogs and find “Sunshine In Barcelona”, March 8, 2009. The story of my three days in Barcelona with my twin sister this spring.

I’ve decided to hold off another day for the next segment of the 2004 Tour but promise that tomorrow will bring more on that story.

1 comment:

Mary said...

Wow...we have VS and have watched the race. Also posted on my new blog. Not much but its a start.