Fabian Cancellara of Team Saxo Bank enters Friday's Stage 6 of the 2010 Tour de France with the lead. But, with the longest stage of this year's race (227.5 km) set for today on the plains of France, it will be far from easy to hang on to his advantage.
Though the route from Montargis to Gueugnon is not particularly hilly, and the riders will be sheltered for good portions of it by trees, the heat could still play a major role.
In all likelihood, though, because of the day's flat course, it will come down to the sprinters. Could Mark Cavendish (pictured) replicate his win Thursday in Stage 5?
You can catch all of Friday's action on Versus—available on channel 603 on DirecTV and channel 151 on Dish Network—from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. ET. Check your local cable listings for channel lineups.
Replays of each day's action run on Versus from 8 to 11 p.m.
You can also watch the live stream online on Versus.com. This isn't free, though; Versus is charging a $29.99 fee for its live tracker. Check it our here.
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