Dylan Teuns celebrates
REUTERS - Belgian Dylan Teuns won the sixth stage of the Tour de France, a 160.5km ride from Mulhouse yesterday.
The Bahrain-Merida rider beat Italian Giulio Ciccone, who claimed the overall leader’s yellow jersey at the top of La Planche des Belles Filles after a 7km ascent at an average gradient of 8.7 percent. Belgian Xandro Meurisse took third place.
Defending champion Geraint Thomas was the strongest of the overall contenders as he took fourth place, two seconds ahead of fifth-placed Thibaut Pinot of France.
Thomas’s Ineo teammate Egan Bernal of Colombia ended up 12th, nine seconds behind the Briton.