The 2011 Tour de France continues early Thursday morning as the sixth, and longest, stage of the race -- Dinan to Lisieux -- gets underway. Versus will begin broadcast of the competition at 7:30 a.m. EDT.
The sixth stage is a 226.5 km trek through the rolling hills of Normandy is the longest of the tour. It includes a trio of climbs but a flat finish, so it should favor climbers but don't count out those who can balance climbing and sprinting together.
A replay of stage six will be broadcast on Versus at 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 12 a.m. Versus will also continue coverage and analysis of the 2011 Tour de France throughout the day, including a pre-race show scheduled at 7:30 a.m.
If you're looking for live coverage and updates online, be sure to stay with our 2011 Tour de France StoryStream. Get geared up for the 2011 Tour de France with Podium Cafe's five storylines to watch. Also be sure to check out the full route and schedule for this year's race.