CYCLING: Marcel Kittel won the seventh stage of Tour de France 2017 between Troyes and Nuit-Saint-Georges …
The seventh stage of the Tour de France 2017 between Troyes and Nuit-Saint-Georges was everything not to be a simple flat stage, namely wind and broad plains, supported the establishment of border. But ultimately, it does not happen in the peloton before the final sprint, won by the unstoppable Marcel Kittel before Edvald Boasson Hagen and Michael Matthews.
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As predictable, these flat stages first week on the Tour de France. From the start, a breakaway of four riders attacked and broke away, they were Bouet, Gene, van Tilburg (again) and Mori. The quartet has not really had time to believe it, because they never had more than four minutes ahead of peloton, which started at the back and pushed by a tailwind both negative the fugitives and the creation of borders. Ultimately it is the sprint that everything is settled, and that’s Marcel Kittel who won by a hair at Nuit-Saint-Georges.
Overall, Chris Froome spent the day warm and retains his yellow jersey. He will have a little more work to do on Saturday and Sunday as we start to enter the mountains.