Watch as Zdenek Stybar wins stage six of the Tour de France but his teammate Tony Martin breaks a collarbone in a crash 800m from the end

It was a day of joy and despair at the Tour de France, especially for the Etixx-Quick-Step team who saw Zdenek Stybar win the stage but their yellow jersey holder Tony Martin break his collarbone.

Martin came down just 800m from the line, meaning he was given the same time as the lead group and thus kept his yellow jersey, but it is now unlikely he will be on the start line for stage seven.

Chris Froome and Vincenzo Nibali also went down in the crash, with some verbal sparring resulting in the Team Sky rider boarding the Astana bus after the stage to talk it through.

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Earlier in the stage MTN-Qhubeka’s Daniel Teklehaimanot realised a lifelong dream and claimed a massive piece of Tour de France history by becoming the first African to wear the polka dot jersey.

The Eritrean, the first black African to ride the Tour, got out in the day’s breakaway and swept up all three mountains points on offer to leapfrog incumbent wearer Joaquim Rodriguez.

Peter Sagan picked up a good handful of points for finishing second on the stage, moving him to within three points of Andre Greipel in the green jersey competition.

  • Siraj Aphiri

    Haven’t heard of contador since the tour started… What is happening?and why is Cavendish holding back at the Sprints…