Greipel wins Stage 6, Nibali still leads Tour

The Sports NetworkJuly 9, 2014 

Reims, France (SportsNetwork.com) - Andre Greipel of Germany won Stage 6 of the Tour de France and Italy's Vincenzo Nibali remained the overall leader of cycling's most prestigious race.

Greipel won a sprint to the finish on Thursday, finishing the 194-kilometer trek from Arras to Reims in a time of 4 hours, 11 minutes and 39 seconds for his sixth career Tour de France stage win. He also won Stage 6 last year.

Nibali, who has owned the coveted leader's yellow jersey since Stage 2, was placed 18th on Thursday with the same time as the stage winner. He has an overall lead of two seconds on Denmark's Jakob Fuglsang, who was 15th in Thursday's stage.

Peter Sagan of Slovakia is 44 seconds behind in third place overall. He was fifth on Thursday.

Former champion Alberto Contador of Spain is 18th overall, 2:37 off the lead pace.

More to follow.

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