July 9, Stage 6: Montargis - Gueugnon 227.5km
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia 5:37:42
2 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions
3 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
4 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha
40 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team
Daniels' Comments- "Straight forward stage again, the break went almost immediately and only three riders, the bunch rode very easy for a while and then Saxo and HTC controlled it. Tempo the whole day but the roads were rolling so NP a little higher today. Felt pretty good, it was cloudy at the start so the temperature wasn't as high until the end of the stage. We sat in until the last 14km, when I started to do a bit more work to keep Thor at the front. I felt stronger than yesterday anyway.
Hunters Comments - "Another easy day for Daniel. He definitely needed it. I know he's not feeling that great right now and he needed this easy day to help his body recover and heal up for the mt. stages. Over 32% of the time was spent NOT pedaling, so nearly 2 hours of today's stage he didn't pedal! Great job Daniel-energy conservation is king in stage races!
The second longest stage in the tour, Daniel burned 3741 kilojoules, which is roughly about 3900 kilo calories, and he scored 231 TSS with an Intensity factor of .64, which confirms his ACTIVE RECOVERY day, including over 60% of the time in his active recovery zone.
Keep up the good work Daniel!
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