Kittel takes third stage win of Tour de France

Kittel takes third stage win of Tour de France

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Marcel Kittel continued his fine form in this year’s Tour de France after the German won a keenly contested sprint finish to claim stage 12.
The day’s ride took the peloton over 218km of relatively flat terrain from Fougères to Tours in central France.
With six kilometres to go the last of the escapees was caught leaving the main bunch to get their sprinters ready for the mad dash to the line.
The run in was marred by a nasty-looking crash with just under three kilometres to go.
Fortunately it looked worse than it actually was and the dozen or so riders were all back in the saddle again after untangling their bikes.
Out in front the sprint was on.