Cadel Evans
Cadel Evans beats Alberto Contador to the line in Stage 4. Reuters

The Tour de France moves into Stage 6, where the riders will start from Dinan and go to Lisieux.

Yesterday's Stage 5 featured HTC's premier sprinter Mark Cavendish pull out the victory, his first in this year's Tour, but his 16th overall.

In an exciting finish, Cavendish raced up the side of the field sprint on the last part of an uphill climb and just barely edged out Philippe Gilbert.

Garmin's Thor Hushovd continued his superb defense of the yellow jersey by finishing in the same group as Cavendish, and actually looked to have a shot at winning the stage before running out of steam at the end.

Yesterday's stage also saw the loss of one of RadioShack's GC leaders in Jani Brajkovic, who crashed and was taken to a hospital for a concussion and scrapes.

Other crashes had the likes of Saxo Bank's Alberto Contador and RadioShack's Levi Leipheimer hit the deck, but make it back into the peloton.

At the end of the day, the GC riders finished as they have started, with most within 30 seconds of Hushovd, while Contador is still 1:42 back.

Stage 6 is the longest stage of this year's Tour and features three categorized climb, none higher that Category 3.

The riders will have a tail wind, meaning it may see a higher than average speed across the stage.

The finish features a slight 1.3 km 6.3% grade and may pan out similar to yesterday's stage. Sprint teams will charge ahead catching any breaks towards the finish, while the sprinter with the strongest legs will win in.

Stage Prediction: Philippe Gilbert

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