Peter Sagan of Slovakia denied Germany's Andre Greipel of his third consecutive stage win in a sprint to the finish of Stage 6 of the 2012 Tour de France on Friday. Australian Matt Goss came in third on the day.
Sagan's green jersey lead was extended with the victory. He is now sitting on 209 points while Goss has 178 points and Greipel has 167. Sagan was also able to improve to eighth in the overall standings by winning the 129-mile stage from Épernay to Metz. Fabian Cancellara retained the yellow jersey on Friday and is ahead of Sagan by 19 seconds.
George Hincapie from Queens, is 32nd overall and trails Cancellara by 2 minutes and 27 seconds. The top American is Hincapie's BMC teammate Tejay van Garderen, who is fourth, 10 seconds off of the lead.