• The Team Sky train made a return with a yellow jersey to defend
  • Xabier Zandio gets a push early on after a wheel change
  • After a fast start 11 riders went away in a break
  • There was no panic from the leading team who set about pegging the gap
  • Ivan Basso has not looked comfortable at times during the race
  • Porte had a 32-second lead to defend and looked comfortable
  • The advantage of the group was quickly slashed but Johann Tschopp did enough to effectively secure the polka dot jersey
  • Without a man in the break Euskaltel-Euskadi weren't happy with the situation and began to chase
  • Porte was always alert and well positioned
  • The weather finally began to improve as the peloton closed in on Nice
  • At the finish Sylvain Chavanel out-sprinted Philippe Gilbert to take the stage
  • But it was Porte who was smiling as he warmed down with his lead safe
  • It was another trip to the podium for the Tasmanian

Paris-Nice Stage Six Gallery

The Team Sky train made a return with a yellow jersey to defend