Kashechkin Wins Stage 6 of Paris-Nice

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03/15/2006| 0 comments
by Gerald Churchill

Kashechkin Wins Stage 6 of Paris-Nice

Andrei Kashechkin (Liberty Seguros) has won Stage 6 of Paris-Nice.

Andrei Kashechkin (Liberty Seguros) has won Stage 6 of Paris-Nice. The Kazakh soloed away from the field on the day?s last climb to win the rugged, 179-km ride from Digne-les-Bains to Cannes in 4:12:08. Sylvain Chavanel (Cofidis) finished second at 1:06, and Sandy Casar (Francaise des Jeux) took the sprint for third. Floyd Landis (Phonak) remains the overall leader and seems poised for victory when the race ends tomorrow.



Jens Voigt (CSC) animated much of the stage?s action. He attacked with Daniel Navarro (Liberty Seguros) and Rik Verbrugghe (Cofidis), and the trio built a 1:30 lead before seven riders, including world champion Tom Boonen (Quick Step), joined them. The peloton reeled them in, but Voigt, Navarro, Osa, Portal, and Verbrugghe, all of whom had been in the first escape, tried again. Eventually, a dozen riders joined them.


The fugitives? lead maxed out at 2:30. Mourey attacked just before the Category 1 Col de Bourigaille, but Evgeny Petrov (Lampre) countered and dropped the Frenchman. His lead on David Moncoutie (Cofidis), Kashechkin, Casar, Chavanel and Jurgen Van de Walle (Quick Step) maxed out at 1:40, and the Russian?s advantage over Landis and the peloton topped out at 3:50.


On the Col du Tanneron, the day?s last climb, Kashechkin attacked and dropped Petrov. On the descent, Chavanel set out after the Kazakh. The Frenchman closed to within 0:13 of Kashechkin, but Kashechkin won easily.



In the overall, Landis leads Patxi Vila (Lampre) by 0:09 and Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) by 1:13. The seventh and final stage of Paris-Nice will begin and end in Nice and will feature a Category 2 ascent followed by three Category 1 climbs. Will Landis remain in the overall lead? Check in at http://www.roadcycling.com/ and find out!


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