Marie elected most-combative of the stage


Marie Le Net elected combative of stage 6 of the Tour de France Women with Zwift

Between Saint-Dié-des-Vosges and Rosheim, the Tour de France Women peloton travelled 129.2 kilometres punctuated by four identified difficulties. Yet far from her Breton lands, it was Marie Le Net who distinguished herself in the Bas-Rhin for FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope, in a breakaway of fourteen units that started at kilometre 40.

Passed in 2nd position at the top of the Klingenthal and Grendelbruch hills, Marie was then left alone in the lead 10 kilometres from the finish line, separating herself from all the other members of the breakaway. Caught less than 5 kilometres from the finish after passing the Boersch coast alone in the lead, Marie collects 5 points in the classification of the best climber and ranks 5th in this same classification before the last two mountain stages. For her day at the front and her solo initiative, Marie was rewarded with the combativeness prize.

Vittoria Guazzini, who spent her day protecting Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig, took 7th place in the day’s sprint, won by Marianne Vos, and obtained her 3rd Top 10 in this Women’s Tour de France.

Marie on today’s stage and her title as the most combative of the day: “I wasn’t supposed to ride in this breakaway. Then we saw that we could go far. On my radio, I heard I had carte blanche, that I was free to leave. I said to myself: “Come on Marie, take your chance, an opportunity like that is rare”. So I gave it my all! didn’t win the stage but I’m really happy that initiatives like this are rewarded, and to be on the Tour de France podium in front of my family!”