Robbie McEwen wins stage 6 2006

Australia?s Robbie McEwen (Davitamon) sealed overall victory in the points competition two days early on Friday after his biggest rival Oscar Freire (Rabobank) quit the Tour with flu.

With Tom Boonen and Daniele Bennati already out of the Tour, McEwen is now mathematically sure of winning his third green jersey (after 2002 and 2004) with a total of 254 points. Erik Zabel (Milram) is now second with 175 points and Thor Hushovd (Credit Agricole) is third with 160 points.

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