Stage 6: It was a drag race to the line.

Andre Greipel motored to stage 6 victory giving a huge win for his Lotto Belisol team. The aggression finally came out with a stunning victory by one of the peloton's classiest sprinters.

The Gorilla manhandles the sprinters. 

Kiwi Greg Henderson, was Greipel's lead-out man and was asked why Cavendish's team mates could not help the Briton at the finish, he said, "Because we are the fastest. We passed them. They were on the front. When Adam Hansen goes, at 2km, there is no one faster. It put us in the perfect position. Hansen is vital in the train, to be able to pass the other guys. We had a 20-minute meeting in the bus this morning about the final 2.5km. That's how precise it is. Cavendish is a fast, snappy sprinter. Andre is big, powerful, strong. Get Greipel in the right position, he is every bit as quick as Cavendish and Kittel. Cavendish was on his wheel, tried to go beside him, it was a drag race to the line."

Post-race with lead-out man,
Greg Henderson.