Boonen takes Tour sixth stage,Voeckler keeps yellow jersey

9th July 2004, Comments 0 comments

ANGERS, France, July 9 (AFP) - Belgium's Tom Boonen, of the Quick Step team, won the sixth stage of the Tour de France held over 196 km between Bonneval and here on Friday.

ANGERS, France, July 9 (AFP) - Belgium's Tom Boonen, of the Quick Step team, won the sixth stage of the Tour de France held over 196 km between Bonneval and here on Friday.

Thomas Voeckler, of the La Boulangere team, retained the race leader's yellow jersey.

Five-time winner Lance Armstrong is still 9min 35sec off the pace of Voeckler, the 24-year-old French champion, with Germany's 1997 winner Jan Ullrich 10:30 adrift.

The stage finished in a bunch sprint of around 30 riders after a crash held up the peloton with less than one kilometre to ride, bringing a number of riders down including American Bobby Julich and Australian Robbie McEwen.

 

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