Robbie McEwen wins stage 6 2006

Robbie McEwen (Davitamon) took his third sprint win in this year's Tour thanks to a perfect leadout from his team mate Gert Steegmans in Vitre.

The Aussie pocket rocket seemed too far back in the final kilometre but as Lampre lead out the sprint close to the barriers, Steegmans dragged McEwen to the front down the middle of the road and then McEwen finished off perfectly with a strong burst in the final 200 metres.

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