Kittel bursts through to win Tour de France stage six

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):

1Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors)


2Arnaud Demare (FDJ)


3André Greipel (Lotto Soudal)


4Alexander Kristoff (Katusha-Alpecin)


5Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis)


6Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNl-Jumbo)


7Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb)


8Daniel Mclay (Fortuneo – Oscaro)


9Rüdiger Selig (Bora-hansgrohe)


10John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo)


11Dion Smith (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)


12Adrien Petit (Direct Energie)


13Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data)


14Marco Haller (Katusha-Alpecin)


15Rick Zabel (Katusha-Alpecin)


16Taylor Phinney (Cannondale-Drapac)


17Michael Schar (BMC)


18Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)


19Jay McCarthy (Bora-hansgrohe)


20Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe)



General classification after stage 6:

1Christopher Froome (Team Sky)


2Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)


3Fabio Aru (Astana)


4Daniel Martin (Quick-Step Floors)


5Richie Porte (BMC)


6Simon Yates (Orica-Scott)


7Romain Bardet (AG2R)


8Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo)


9Nairo Quintana (Movistar)


10Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe)


11Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac)


12Pierre Latour (AG2R)


13Louis Meintjes (UAE Team Emirates)


14Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)


15Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)


16Mikel Landa (Team Sky)


17Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal)


18Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)


19Andrew Talansky (Cannondale-Drapac)


20Serge Pauwels (Dimension Data)



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