Zdenek Stybar wins Tour de France stage six as Tony Martin crashes

Mixed fortunes for Etixx-QuickStep on stage six of the 2015 Tour de France as race leader Tony Martin suffers heavy fall

Zdenek Stybar wins stage six of the 2015 Tour de France (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

It was a bittersweet day for Etixx-QuickStep on stage six of the 2015 Tour de France on Wednesday, with Zdenek Stybar winning the stage just after race leader Tony Martin crashed heavily inside the final kilometre.

Martin appeared to touch wheels with another rider and fall first while near the front of the peloton, taking down several other riders including defending champion Vincenzo Nibali (Astana). Martin got back up and remounted his bike, but was pushed to the finish by team mates and visibly clutching his left shoulder. An X-ray later confirmed he had fractured his collarbone.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.