Tour de France Results 2012, Stage 6: Peter Sagan Wins On Day Marred By Massive Crash

Fraught with drama, Stage 6 of the 2012 Tour de France played host to a massive crash in the peloton with 16 miles left. Many big names were involved in the terrifying crash, including Mark Cavendish, Frank Schleck -- whose loss of time from the crash may have taken him straight out of contention -- and Giro d'Italia winner Ryder Hesjedal, who lost nearly 13 minutes as a result. Hesjedal also appeared to injure his left hip in the crash, which may effect his performance going forward.

Leading up to the finish line for Stage 6, Andre Greipel looked set to win his third straight stage, but had chain issues and was overtaken by Peter Sagan for the win. Matt Goss from Australia came in third.

Fabian Cancellara will retain the yellow jersey. Here are the General Classification standings after Friday's ride:

1. Fabian Cancellara 29:22:36
2. Bradley Wiggins, 7 sec. behind leader
3. Sylvain Chavanel, 7 sec.
4. Tejay van Garderen, 10 sec.
5. Denis Menchov, 13 sec.
6. Cadel Evans, 17 sec.
7. Vincenzo Nibali, 18 sec.
8. Peter Sagan, 19 sec.
9. Andreas Klöden, 19 sec.
10. Maxime Monfort, 22 sec.

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