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Groenewegen too strong on longest day on Tour de France

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 14, 2018 18:49

Groenewegen too strong on longest day on Tour de France

Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen outlasted his rivals to the line in a sprint to take the sixth stage of the Tour de France, the longest single stage of the race, a 231-km haul from Fougeres to Chartres.Groenewegen, who won the final stage on the Champs Elysees last year, crushed the pedals with 200 metres to go to easily beat Colombian Fernando Gaviria.World champion Peter Sagan, gunning for a record-equalling sixth green jersey for the points classification, took third place.Belgian Greg van Avermaet stayed safe in the bunch all day and retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey at the end of the stage, six seconds ahead of Welshman Geraint Thomas.All the top contenders for the overall victory enjoyed a comfortable day as the race heads towards a much-feared ninth stage featuring cobbled sectors on Sunday just before the first rest day.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 14, 2018 18:49

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