Tour de France 2012 Results: Peter Sagan Wins Stage 6, Huge Crash Proves Costly

On Friday, Peter Sagan was able to pick up the big win in Stage 6, although Fabian Cancellara will retain the yellow jersey as the overall leader in general classification. Andre Greipel appeared poised to win the stage, but in the last 150 meters, his team appeared to develop chain issues and were overtaken by Sagan, who sprinted to the Stage 6 victory and moved into 8th place in the general classification.

There was a tremendous crash about 26 km from the finish line that split the peloton in half and left riders lying in the grass on both sides of the road. The carnage took quite some time to sort out and riders like Ryder Hesjedal, Frank Schleck and Mark Cavendish may have seen their hopes of winning the Tour go up in smoke due to the time lost from the crash.

Here are the general classification standings following Friday's Stage 6:

1. Fabian Cancellara 29:22:36
2. Bradley Wiggins, 7 sec. behind leader
3. Sylvain Chavanel, 7 sec.
4. Tejay van Garderen, 10 sec.
5. Denis Menchov, 13 sec.
6. Cadel Evans, 17 sec.
7. Vincenzo Nibali, 18 sec.
8. Peter Sagan, 19 sec.
9. Andreas Klöden, 19 sec.
10. Maxime Monfort, 22 sec.

For all news and information regarding the 2012 Tour de France, please stay tuned to this StoryStream. For all things cycling, please visit Podium Cafe.

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