Briton Bradley Wiggins could not hold onto his lead in the Six Days of Dunkirk today. In a race run off in atrocious weather conditions - only slightly less windy than on Tuesday and with torrential rainstorms all day - Wiggins was reported to have lost contact with the first chase group around 70 kilometres from the finish.

The stage win went to Pole Piotr Zielinkski (Bretagne-Armor Lux), part of a two-man day-long break. The race lead went to the other rider in the break, Frenchman David Boucher of the Landboukrediet squad.

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