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Friday's 227-kilometer stage was the longest of the race. (Tim de Waele photo.)
Friday's 227-kilometer stage was the longest of the race. (Tim de Waele photo.)

Tour de France, Stage 6: Looking Ahead

9. July 2010

Gueugnon, France

Cadel Evans of the BMC Racing Team said his recovery from two long, hot stages will determine what happens this weekend as the Tour de France hits the mountains.

Evans Still Third Overall
Saturday's 165-kilometer race features six climbs in the Alps. Evans finished 22nd Friday as Mark Cavendish (HTC-Columbia) won his second bunch sprint. "I'm quite tired, but tomorrow is a new race," Evans said. "Everything is going to start to change around tomorrow and Sunday is going to be a real shuffle-up going into the Pyrenees." The world champion said Fabian Cancellara (Team Saxo Bank) might keep his overall lead another day. "I imagine if he's motivated by that," Evans said. "It depends on what the other teams want to do and if they want to eliminate him. I think Cancellara has the better chance of making it than Geraint Thomas, in reality."