Who The Hell Won This Tour De France Sprint?

Who The Hell Won This Tour De France Sprint?

Who The Hell Won This Tour De France Sprint?

The seventh stage of the Tour de France burst into life at the finish yesterday as Marcel Kittel claimed his third victory in this year's edition, pipping Edvald Boasson Hagen to the line in the final sprint.

The German was declared the victor of the 133-mile Stage 7 into Nuits-Saint-Georges in a tight conclusion in which the finish-line photo showed the bike wheels of Kittel and Edvald Boasson Hagen arriving at the same exact moment.

It was his second stage win of this Tour and 11th in total, moving him level with German compatriot Andre Greipel, who was third on the stage behind Frenchman Arnaud Demare in second.

Marcel Kittel proved the strongest and fastest man in today's stage 7 of the Tour de France 2017, which took the riders from Troyes, over Gevrey Chambertin, to Nuits-Saint-Georges - where a selection of delicious classic and famous wines are produced.

Crosswinds were expected to trouble the bunch in the final 80 kilometres as sprint and GC teams like Lotto Soudal, Quickstep, Sky and Movistar were heralded to the front by nervous directors.

"It's been an incredible first week of racing", said Froome following a stage that saw all the main contenders finish together in the bunch.

Fabio Aru emulated compatriot Vincenzo Nibali in winning the fifth stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday as reigning champion Chris Froome took over the race lead.

"I think they [Sky] have plenty of work coming up".

"I'm in a great shape, I'm super happy". Bettors that thought Sagan or Cavendish would still be in the running should place a new bet, as those ships have sailed, Froome (1.66), Aru (5.00) and Richie Porte (5.25) have the best chance now and the action will be streamed live at bet365 Sports.

Aru, though, is now just 14sec back and Froome said he and his Sky team-mates would not be able to take their eyes of the Sardinian again. "It's just nice to have got that one done", said the 32-year-old Tasmanian.

"I already have three wins in this Tour, I'm so happy about that".

"It's an wonderful feeling to be back in yellow, but having said that I know race far, far from over, it's only just begun for me", said Froome.

Demare beat all his rivals for green in an intermediate sprint which Kittel chose to sit out.

"It's going to be a much tougher stage than the Dauphine given the climbs that come before it".

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