The Herald of Everett, Washington
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up | Manage  Green editions icon Green editions

Calendar


Sports headlines
HeraldNet Newsletter Delivered to your inbox each week.
Published: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 8:48 a.m.

Greipel wins sixth Tour stage in a sprint

  • Germany’s Andre Greipel (left) crosses the finish line ahead of second-place finisher Alexander Kristoff of Norway (center), third-place finisher Samu...

    Associated Press

    Germany’s Andre Greipel (left) crosses the finish line ahead of second-place finisher Alexander Kristoff of Norway (center), third-place finisher Samuel Dumoulin of France (right), Australia’s Mark Renshaw (second left) and Peter Sagan of Slovakia (second right) to win the sixth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday.

REIMS, France — Andre Greipel of Germany won the sixth stage of the Tour de France in a sprint as the pack entered Champagne country, and Vincenzo Nibali of Italy retained the yellow jersey.
The peloton faced intermittent drizzle in Thursday’s 120-mile course from Arras to Reims, a mostly flat ride well suited for sprinters.
The race got its biggest surprise on Wednesday after defending champion Chris Froome, carrying from an injured wrist, dropped out of the race after crashing twice.
Two-time Tour champion Alberto Contador was dealt a setback after Saxo-Tinkoff teammate Jesus Hernandez dropped out after a crash.
Overall, Nibali has a two-second lead over teammate Jakob Fuglsang of Denmark. Slovakia’s Peter Sagan is third, 44 seconds back.
Story tags » Cycling

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.



HeraldNet highlights

Wolf population growing
Wolf population growing: Chief concern about more wolves: Livestock attacks
Richard Sherman 2.0
Richard Sherman 2.0: Seahawks' star cornerback is equally effective with less bravado
Playing with all they have
Playing with all they have: Highland Christian girls compete, inspire with just 5 players
$800K in scholarships, so far
$800K in scholarships, so far: Monroe High's Chloe Cook expects she’ll still need a job
SnoCoSocial