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Tour de France: Marcel Kittel wins the Sprint Stage between Périgueux and Bergerac

CYCLING: Marcel Kittel of the Quick-Step team beat Degenkolb and Groenewegen  …

After a rest day, the riders of the Tour de France 2017 réattaqué with a flat stage. The 10th stage, 100% Perigord, long of 178 km between Périgueux and Bergerac, was marked by a long breakaway of two riders 160 km, Gesbert Offredo. But the pack including the sprinter teams joined the escaped shortly before the finish. And again it’s Marcel Kittel was the strongest before Degenkolb and Groenewegen.

Tenth stage of the Tour de France, the 178 km between Périgueux and Bergerac have once again highlighted the sprinters, so the German Marcel Kittel. Winner of the fourth stage, the German settled everyone and amazed by his ability to win another victory.

Man of the day

Undeniably Marcel Kittel. The holder of the green jersey once again makes speak his power in the final meters of a stage rather boring. Led by their team, the German has therefore his fourth win on the Tour in 2017, its thirteenth in total on the Tour. He also took the win to become the winningest German on the turn, before Eric Zahel. With the facility released by the German, it is unclear how the green jersey could escape.

The French daily

While Yoann Offredo (Wanty) left alone again from the start, Elie Gesbert (Fortunéo-Oscaro) joined him a few minutes later. And’re embedded with the rider from Wanty to 160 km breakaway. Taken at 10 km to go the peloton, Costarmoricain, who lived a strange rest day on Monday, was designated combative day. So wear the red jersey at the eleventh stage between Eymet and Pau.

Eli Gesbert, right, was appointed combative rider of the day.
Eli Gesbert, right, was appointed combative rider of the day. | Photo: AFP

The disappointment of the day

Still missing for Nacer Bouhanni! Cofidis sprinter had “no legs to do better than that” , he has said after the victory of the German Marcel Kittel. “Christophe Laporte has done a great job for me, he dropped me in third at 200 meters. Kittel was stronger, he comes back from behind, I knew there was headwind, I wanted to wait up to launch the sprint. After, I had no legs he needed to do better than that ” , said Bouhanni, came sixth in the stage. “This is his fourth victory, he is the strongest in the sprint on the Tour de France. He won four sprints five for now, there is not much to do ” , has he estimated, adding: ” I hope to find the opening on a next sprint, why not tomorrow “

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