LE HAVRE, France (AP) — The latest from the sixth stage of the Tour de France (all times local):
German rider Tony Martin defends the yellow jersey as riders set off on the sixth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday.
Martin safely protected the leader’s jersey on a rainy fifth stage that featured another big crash, and which saw Martin’s countryman Andre Greipel sealing a second stage win in a sprint finish.
Stage 6 is a 191.5-kilometer route starting from Abbeville and finishing in Le Havre, France’s biggest commercial port.
It once again favors sprinters like Greipel, who will be eyeing a ninth career Tour stage win.
Martin leads British rider Chris Froome by 12 seconds and Tejay Van Garderen by 25.