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After the celebratory procession from Montgeron, the riders hit the Champs-Elysees for the final eight circuits of this year’s 104th Tour de France. With the peloton all together, LottoNL-Jumbo dropped their sprinter Dylan Groenewegen off at the front on the final straight and, while it looked as if he may have launched his sprint too early, he held on to cross the line a bike-length ahead of a fast closing Andre Greipel and Edvald Boasson Hagen. Meanwhile, Chris Froome rolled in safely behind with his teammates to seal a hard-fought fourth Tour victory. Continue reading
Mark Cavendish continued his excellent start to the Tour de France on stage 3, recording his second win in three days. It initially looked like the Manx Missile had misfired in the bunch sprint, but his late surge proved sufficiently powerful to snatch glory from Andre Greipel on the line in Angers. It was otherwise an extremely quiet day, with all of the general classification riders crossing the line safely in the bunch.