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Kittel bursts through to win Tour de France stage six

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Marcel Kittel

Marcel Kittel burst through to win a bunch sprint at the end of the sixth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday.

The German sprinter looked to be struggling as the leaders roared towards the finish in Troyes but ended up winning the sprint comfortably for his 11th Tour stage victory.

The Quick-Step Floors rider, who also won the second stage, crossed the line in front of Arnaud Demare (FDJ) and fierce rival Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal).

Race leader Chris Froome finished safely in the pack.


Tour de France 2017 – stage 6 results (Vesoul – Troyes):

1 Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors)

5:05:34

2 Arnaud Demare (FDJ)

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3 André Greipel (Lotto Soudal)

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4 Alexander Kristoff (Katusha-Alpecin)

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5 Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis)

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6 Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNl-Jumbo)

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7 Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb)

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8 Daniel Mclay (Fortuneo – Oscaro)

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9 Rüdiger Selig (Bora-hansgrohe)

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10 John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo)

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11 Dion Smith (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)

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12 Adrien Petit (Direct Energie)

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13 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data)

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14 Marco Haller (Katusha-Alpecin)

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15 Rick Zabel (Katusha-Alpecin)

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16 Taylor Phinney (Cannondale-Drapac)

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17 Michael Schar (BMC)

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18 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)

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19 Jay McCarthy (Bora-hansgrohe)

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20 Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe)

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General classification after stage 6:

1 Christopher Froome (Team Sky)

23:44:33

2 Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)

+12”

3 Fabio Aru (Astana)

+14”

4 Daniel Martin (Quick-Step Floors)

+25”

5 Richie Porte (BMC)

+39”

6 Simon Yates (Orica-Scott)

+43”

7 Romain Bardet (AG2R)

+47”

8 Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo)

+52”

9 Nairo Quintana (Movistar)

+54”

10 Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe)

+01’01”

11 Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac)

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12 Pierre Latour (AG2R)

+01’07”

13 Louis Meintjes (UAE Team Emirates)

+01’24”

14 Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)

+01’29”

15 Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)

+01’33”

16 Mikel Landa (Team Sky)

+01’47”

17 Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal)

+01’51”

18 Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)

+01’56”

19 Andrew Talansky (Cannondale-Drapac)

+01’57”

20 Serge Pauwels (Dimension Data)

+02’00”

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