Marcel Kittel wins Stage 10 of Tour de France

Jul 10, 2013, 01:22 IST | AFP

Germany's Marcel Kittel of Argos dominated a group sprint to win the 10th stage of the Tour de France, held over 197 km between Saint Gildas des Bois and Saint Malo yesterday.

Yellow jersey holder Chris Froome of Team Sky finished just behind the sprinters to retain his lead of 1min 25sec on Spaniard Alejandro Valverde of Movistar.

Marcel Kittel
Marcel Kittel celebrates on the podium after winning Stage 10. PIC/AFP

Kittel, the winner of stage one when the German also took the yellow jersey, pipped compatriot Andre Greipel (Lotto) to become the first sprinter on this year’s 100th edition to win two stages.

British champion Mark Cavendish finished a distant third, but the Lotto rider could face sanctions from race officials after he was shown to have barged into one of Kittel’s Argos teammates in the closing 150 metres.

The incident sent Tom Veelers flying and the Dutchman was lucky to escape with no serious injuries. 

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