This Thursday, the Tour of Spain (2.WT, 14/08-5/09) reached the Mediterranean coast at the end of the sixth stage. The riders were only 3h30 on the bike to ride the 158.3 kilometer distance between Requena and Cullera. After a couple of breakaway attempts, five riders finally managed to distance the peloton on their way to the coastline. The five men resisted well when all of a sudden the peloton made use of the wind to accelerate and form echelons in the final and started the steep climb to Cullera (1.9km at 8.7%) first. Louis Meintjes survived the selection with a couple of teammates and climbed to the top with the better riders. Primoz Roglic had the best final shot in de last hectometers, but he came just too short to overtake Magnus Cort, last survivor of the early breakaway. Meintjes finished 27 seconds later and integrates the top 10 of the general classification thanks to this 18th place. Nobody could threaten Rein Taaramäe‘s KOM jersey, but this Friday will be different as six categorized climbs are waiting on the 152 kilometer parcours between Gandia and Balcon de Alicante.