God of Thunder Thor Hushovd Bolts to Victory in Stage 6 of Tour de France 2009

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07/9/2009| 0 comments
by Thomas Valentinsen
Thor Hushovd (Cervelo TestTeam) takes the win in Barcelona. Photo copyright Fotoreporter Sirotti.
Thor Hushovd (Cervelo TestTeam) takes the win in Barcelona. Photo copyright Fotoreporter Sirotti.

God of Thunder Thor Hushovd Bolts to Victory in Stage 6 of Tour de France 2009

Less than one week into its debut Tour de France, Cervélo TestTeam scored a sprint victory Wednesday with Thor Hushovd (Norway) in the 181.5 km sixth stage to Barcelona.

the last pulls on the climbs, but I will do what I can."

Fabian Cancellara (Team Saxo Bank) retained his overall lead before the Tour hits the real mountains tomorrow.

The 96th Tour continues Friday with the 224km seventh stage from Barcelona to Arcalis in the principality of Andorra. The stage features the first major climbs of the race and will see a major reshuffling of the overall standings.

The route opens with two relatively minor climbs in the first half before the Cat. 1 Col de Serra-Seca at 127km ahead of the long approach to the beyond-category climb to the Arcalis summit high in the Pyrénées. Check out our 2009 Tour de France preview for our stage predictions or read our GC Tour rankings predictions .

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