Lopez wins, Dumoulin grabs hold of white jersey
Belga
David Garcia Lopez won the sixth stage of the Eneco Tour. He arrived at La Redoute, two seconds before Zdenek Stybar and Maciej Paterski.
The first cut was already made during the individual time trial in Sittard, but the ride to Aywaille would show the possible candidates for the final victory. The sixth stage of the Eneco Tour was reminiscent of Luik-Bastenaken-Luik, since the riders had to climb La Redoute three times. However, this was only a 150-kilometer ride as opposed to the 261.5 kilometers in springtime.

Several riders attacked in the opening phase, but the peloton stuck together. Leader Lars Boom did earn two important bonus seconds in the Eneco Bonus Sprint. Bradley Wiggins also made an attempt to break away, but the peloton would not let him go. After 42 kilometers, however, Stijn Vandenbergh, Pim Ligthart, Lieuwe Westra, Evan Huffman, Viacheslav Kuznetsov, Nick Nuyens, Maciej Paterski, Angel Madrazo, Jurgen Van Goolen and Gregory Habaux did manage to break away.

A few kilometers before the climb of La Redoute several riders fell. Taylor Phinney was forced to give up. Philippe Gilbert and Tom Dumoulin were also implicated, but they were able to continue.

Omega Pharma-Quick.Step's plan was clear: to take the jersey from Lars Boom. Niki Terpstra and Kevin De Weert increased the pace. De Weert broke away, together with Jesse Sergent and Ian StannardTim Wellens kept up with De Weert for the longest time. 

Lars Boom could no longer keep up, but Dumoulin managed to break away from Sylvain Chavanel  together with some Astana riders. Dumoulin tried for the white jersey. Boom on the other hand managed to get back to the group with Chavanel and Gilbert.

Chavanel had some trouble as well, since the group with Dumoulin was almost a minute ahead of his group. Andriy Grivko and Zdenek Stybar seemed to be the only riders able to threaten Dumoulin.

Lopez managed to stay ahead of the pursuers, but Stybar passed Paterski. Dumoulin received the white jersey. Chavanel lost thirty seconds, Gilbert is already more than ninety seconds behind. Lars Boom ended up losing more than two minutes.