Translated from original article on Yanoo.net
Stage 6: Chambilly – Gannay-sur-Loire / 71 km
After a quiet Sunday in the country, this is a big start of the week which attacked riders on Monday, 71 km 68 km today followed by tomorrow to complete a first week total 430 km. The scoop of the day is the abandonment of Mireille Cormier, the only woman involved in the adventure. With persistent pain in her lower back plus the added heat of the day Mireille decided to stop at Km 51 of the sixth stage.
Mireille is in the trailer and could resume Saturday with eight new riders expected on the Ocean-Orleans (pronounced OO) – an additional event of 410km which begins July 21 at stage 11 and both events run together to St-Brevin-les-Pins.
The runners advanced today in the Allier along the canal-Diou Digoin, parallel to the Loire, a landscaped Green Lane and a stretch of route “eurovelo 6″ which connects Nantes to Budapest.
Stage 6 results (72 km)
1 Hervé Rozec 7:15:27 (9.92 km / h)
2 Hervé Douaglin 8:19:15
3 Francis Fouques 9:11:48
3 Philippe Favreau 9:11:48
5 Gerard Denis 12:25:50
6 Don Winkley (USA) 12:25:50
DNF 51 Km Mireille Cormier
Overall (361.5 km)
1 Hervé Rozec 36:11:09 (9.99 km / h)
2 Hervé Douaglin 40:19:10
3 Francis Fouques 44:39:21
3 Philippe Favreau 44:39:21
5 Gerard Denis 60:15:17
6 Don Winkley (USA) 61:05:18
Stage 6 DNF Mireille Cormier
Race website: www.loireintegrale.fr
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