Stage 6 of the 2012 Tour de France spans 207.5 kilometers and will take the field from Épernay to Metz. The stage is mostly flat, which should lend the upper hand to the sprinters once more. Podium Cafe has an extensive preview:
There is one categorized climb on the menu tomorrow, the Côte de Bruxières, but it shouldn't cause anyone a great deal of trouble. The sprinters get a warm-up for the finish after 135 kilometers of racing with an intermediate sprint at Saint-Mihiel. A couple of uncategorized climbs in the run-in to the finish may entice the attackers into imprudence, but really, there's little here to stop the sprinters from having their day.
Coverage of this stage will begin at 7:00 a.m. CT on the NBC Sports Network.
For additional details on the stage including maps and route information, visit the Tour de France website.