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Other Sports Marcel Kittel has won stage seven of the Tour de France

July 07 2017, 17:54

Marcel Kittel won stage seven of the Tour de France in a photo finish as Chris Froome stayed safe in the yellow jersey.

Kittel edged out Norwegian Edvald Boasson Hagen by the narrowest of margins after making a huge lunge to the line, with Team Sunweb's Michael Matthews coming home in third.

Team Sky's Froome crossed safely in the pack to retain his 12-second lead over team-mate Geraint Thomas in the general classification, with Astana's Fabio Aru third, 14 seconds down.

Kittel's Quick-Step Floors sprint train had the dominant position as they barrelled towards the finish line in Nuits-Saint-Georges, but veteran Mark Renshaw guided Boasson Hagen to the front for Team Dimension Data.

Kittel risked finding himself boxed in behind Katusha-Alpecin's Alexander Kristoff but produced the burst of power he needed to take his third victory of this Tour, and 12th of his career in the race, after also winning stages two and six.

"When I crossed the line, I really had no clue if I won or not," the German said. "Before the finish, I knew it was going to be close. At 150m to go, I thought it was still 200, but luckily, the door opened on the right side and I could pass Edvald.

"To reach 12 stage wins at the Tour is an incredible success. I'm in a great shape. I'm super happy. The lead out was great. It's just crazy. I already have three wins in this Tour. I'm so happy about that."

British sprinter Dan McLay finished 10th for Fortuneo-Oscaro.

The threat of crosswinds on the 213.5-kilometre route from Troyes ensured Froome will not have been as relaxed as he was on Thursday's sedate stage through Champagne country, but the peloton stayed in one piece to ensure the yellow jersey was never under threat.

A four-man breakaway was allowed to go early as Manuele Mori (UAE Team Emirates), Yohann Gene (Direct Energie), Dylan van Baarle (Cannondale-Drapac) and Maxime Bouet (Fortuneo-Oscaro) headed up the road.

Their advantage got close to four minutes but they were given no more rope than that with the sprint trains wary of possible winds later in the stage.

Those gusts began to blow in the final 40 kilometres and the gap plummeted with several teams battling for position - sprint trains chasing stage honours and the general classification squads trying to keep their main men safe.

The break was caught with six kilometres left and the sprint trains stepped up their battle for supremacy at the front.

It took several minutes for the photo finish to confirm Kittel as the winner, and even then not everyone was convinced.

"It looks like Eddy's got it, no?" Froome said when shown the freeze frame. "I think Eddy's in front.

"That's sprinting for you. It can be really close. It's a huge shame for Eddy, but Marcel Kittel has got a lot of class and to lose to him is not bad."

Final leading positions after Stage 7 (Troyes - Nuits-Saint-Georges - 213.5km): 1 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Quick-Step Floors 05hrs 03mins 18secs, 2 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data, 3 Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb, 4 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha-Alpecin, 5 John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo, 6 Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo, 7 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe, 8 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits, 9 Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal, 10 Daniel Mclay (GBr) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro, 11 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ, 12 Rick Zabel (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin, 13 Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie, 14 Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale, 15 Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert, 16 Jack Bauer (NZl) Quick-Step Floors, 17 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data, 18 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida, 19 Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-Merida, 20 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert all at the same time

Selected Others: 28 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott, 38 Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team, 39 Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky, 45 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky, 48 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky, 57 Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors, 77 Ben Swift (GBr) UAE Team Emirates all at the same time, 128 Scott Thwaites (GBr) Dimension Data at 20secs, 152 Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data at 01mins 12secs,

General Classification after Stage 7: 1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 28hrs 47mins 51secs, 2 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 12secs, 3 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team at 14secs, 4 Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors at 25secs, 5 Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team at 39secs. 6 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott at 43secs, 7 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale at 47secs, 8 Alberto Contador (Spa) Trek-Segafredo at 52secs, 9 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team at 54secs, 10 Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe at 01mins 01secs, 11 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-Drapac at the same time, 12 Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale at 01mins 07secs, 13 Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team Emirates at 01mins 24secs, 14 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe at 01mins 29secs, 15 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team at 01mins 33secs, 16 Mikel Landa (Spa) Team Sky at 01mins 47secs, 17 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal at 01mins 51secs, 18 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky at 01mins 56secs, 19 Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Drapac at 01mins 57secs, 20 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data at 02mins 00secs

Selected Others: 21 Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team at 02mins 14secs, 138 Scott Thwaites (GBr) Dimension Data at 20mins 22secs, 143 Ben Swift (GBr) UAE Team Emirates at 21mins 09secs, 152 Daniel Mclay (GBr) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro at 22mins 50secs, 164 Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data at 25mins 58secs, 191 Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky at 41mins 47secs

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Tour de France 2016 – Stage 07 FULL STAGE - Tiz-Cycling

Tour de France 2016 – Stage 07 [FULL STAGE] Description

Tour de France 2016 – Stage 7 [FULL STAGE] – L’Isle-Jourdain – Lac de Payolle – 162,5 km (Medium-mountain stage)

The 2016 Tour de France is the 103rd edition of the Tour de France cycle race and is currently taking place between 2 and 24 July 2016.

Tour de France 2016 – Stage 7 [FULL STAGE] – L’Isle-Jourdain – Lac de Payolle – 162,5 km (Medium-mountain stage)

Steve Cummings gave Dimension Data its fourth stage win of this Tour de France, soloing away from the day’s breakaway on stage 7 before the Col d’Aspin and then surviving the climb to take the second Tour stage of his career.

“Of all my victories, I think it’s the best one. The Tour is the Tour, it’s special. I didn’t need to win a stage this year. I had a different condition from last year as I started the Tour riding for Mark [Cavendish] who is such a winner and an inspiration. It’s brilliant, it’s fantastic,” Cummings said.

Daryl Impey (Orica-BikeExchange) out-sprinted Daniel Navarro (Cofidis) for second on the stage, while Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) kept his race lead by going into the day’s breakaway and coming in three minutes behind Cummings, well ahead of the chasing peloton that was waylaid by a collapsed 1km to go banner.

Cummings was part of a 29-rider breakaway that went clear after a hectic start to the 167.5km stage from L’Isle-Jourdain to Lac de Payolle, one that started flat but kicked up into the Pyrenees, tackling the category 4 Cote de Capvern and the category 1 Col d’Aspin just 7km before the finish. Also in the group was race leader Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing), who took the initiative to protect his team from having to work after an attack-filled opening to the stage.

“It was a bit strange because they kept on attacking, and some big breaks were going off. My team was getting tired in the end, so I just wanted to take the pressure off my team and go by myself,” Van Avermaet said. I think it was a smart decision to do this. They didn’t have to work today and they still have the same at the end of the day. It was a pretty good day for BMC.”

Cummings was also a man to take the initiative, forging clear on his own just before the intermediate sprint with 25.6km to go, then steadily building up an advantage over a chasing group containing Giro d’Italia winner Vincenzo Nibali (Astana), Navarro and Impey.

“I wasn’t confident in that group with [Vincenzo] Nibali and [Dani] Navarro. The idea was that Navarro will cook himself before the climb, so I put pressure on Astana to chase behind. I felt if I can get in front with a smaller number of riders, I’d have more chances of winning. I cooked myself actually. I think I was riding on the flat quite a lot,” Cummings said.

By the time he made it over the Aspin, Cummings enjoyed a minute’s lead on the chasing trio, and was able to take the descent smoothly and cruise in for the stage win.

“The climb was 5 or 6 percent and that’s good for my characteristics. And when you’re on the limit and in a chase you never trust anyone except your own teammates,” Cummings said. “So I just carried on, as you do.”

There were few fireworks in the chasing peloton of race favourites, as Chris Froome (Sky), Tejay van Garderen (BMC), Fabio Aru (Astana) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar) allowed the lower-ranked contenders to have their go.

The only one to suffer was Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) who was distanced on the Col d’Aspin and lost almost three minutes to the Froome group.

Van Avermaet continues in the race lead with 6:42 on Froome and the bulk of the rest of the favourites with two major mountain stages to come.

“I wasn’t expecting a winning time today, I’m pretty happy with this. It was a smart decision to go in the break. At the end of the day I got what I wanted, I got an extra day in yellow. I will enjoy tomorrow, but I think it will be my last day tomorrow.”

Yates on the attack

The white jersey changed hands at the end of the day, moving onto the shoulders of Adam Yates (Orica-BikeExchange), who also moved into second overall ahead of the overnight best young rider Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx-Quickstep), although the Frenchman accepted the white jersey during the stage podium ceremony.

Yates attacked over the Col d’Aspin and opened up a gap of seven seconds on the chasing peloton containing Alaphilippe, but between the time the leaders came through and Yates approached 1km to go, the inflatable red banner signifying the 1km mark had deflated, causing Yates to crash.

A protest from Orica reinstated Yates’ gap at that moment, putting him second overall and top of the best young rider classification.

How it unfolded

The riders complaining of the lackadaisical pace on the first of trio of 200km stages on Monday might have found themselves longing for those lazy days about mid-way through the frenetic first hour of Friday’s 167.5km stage.

In previous days, the first attacks were met by little resistance, and the day’s escape went pretty much from kilometer zero, but the fight to make the day’s move was joined by first the green jersey contenders and then the maillot jaune himself.

With the day’s intermediate sprint at the foot of the Col d’Aspin, 137km into the stage, four-time green jersey winner Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) went into the early move in an attempt to distance current points classification and triple stage winner Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data). But the Manxman was having none of it, and followed the world champion into the first nine-man escape of the day.

The pair were joined by a group or riders who would have been a perfect combination for the stage – climbers Gorka Izagirre (Movistar), Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana), Jarlinson Pantano (IAM Cycling) and Chris Anker Sørensen (Fortuneo-Vital Concept) with roulers Ramunas Navardauskas (Cannondale-Drapac), Jérémy Roy (FDJ), Cesare Benedetti (Bora-Argon 18), Rui Costa (Lampre-Merida), Nicolas Edet and Geoffrey Soupe (Cofidis).

But the presence of the sprint titans threatened the position of Marcel Kittel in the green jersey competition, and Etixx-Quickstep chased it back just 43km into the stage. Roy, Benedetti and Navardauskas tried to stay clear, and were briefly joined by Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data) but they could not prevent a regrouping.

In his swan song Tour de France, Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafredo) helped spark the next move, making an all-new nine-man move with Alexis Vuillermoz (AG2R-La Mondiale), Paul Martens (LottoNL-Jumbo), Oliver Naesen (IAMCycling), Sebastian Langeveld (Cannondale-Drapac), Kristijan Durasek (Lampre-Merida), Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto-Soudal) and Pierre-Luc Périchon (Fortuneo-Vital Concept).

The maillot jaune himself, Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) was part of a group that bridged across to the new leading group that swelled to 29 riders and included Vincenzo Nibali (Astana), who had already scuttled his GC chances and was 14:06 down on Van Avermaet.

Only Tinkofff were absent from the group that also included Jan Bakelants (AG2R-La Mondiale), Borut Bozic, Luis Mate and Daniel Navarro (Cofidis), Simon Geschke (Giant-Alpecin), Daryl Impey (Orica-Bike Exchange), Tony Martin (Etixx-QuickStep), Tsgabu Grmay (Lampre-Merida), Sylvain Chavanel and Antoine Duchesne (Direct Energie), Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo), Alexey Lutsenko (Astana), Steve Cummings (Dimension Data), Cesare Benedetti, Paul Voss (Bora-Argon 18), Angel Vicioso (Katusha), Alex Howes and Matti Breschel (Cannondale-Drapac), with Vasil Kiryienka (Sky) and Gorka Izagirre (Movistar) patrolling the move for their team leaders.

As the gap to the lead group went over five minutes, Sky set a frantic pace and were joined by Movistar as the breakaway headed up the first climb, the Cote de Capvern, a category 4 climb that presaged the agony to follow on the Col d’Aspin, which crested only 7km before the finish.

Nibali jumped clear to take the mountain points atop the Capvern, but was quickly brought back by Tony Martin (Etixx-Quickstep), and the breakaway seemed poised to ride intact across the 25km of flat roads leading to the base of the Aspin.

Duchesne and Breschel decided otherwise, and forged clear with 42.5km to go. They were joined by Navarro and set a furious pace as the maillot jaune, indifferent, enjoyed a sandwich. However, when Cummings, Nibali and Langeveld attempted to bridge across, Van Avermaet took notice and jumped onto the speeding train. Cummings made it across solo to the move with 35.5km to go, while Van Avermaet settled into a group with Impey, Martens, Lutsenko, Howes, Perichon who were soon joined by Nibali and Langeveld, making an eight-man chase group.

Cummings, no threat to Van Avermaet’s yellow jersey at more than 42 minutes down, sensed the approach of the maillot jaune group and attacked ahead of the intermediate sprint, taking the points with 25.6km to go, while Navarro relented in his chase and settled back into the now ten-rider strong chase group.

As the Col d’Aspin began to bite, only Nibali, Navarro, Impey, Howes and Van Avermaet were left, but the latter two would soon be dropped with 15km to go.

Behind, in the peloton, FDJ set the pace until Thibaut Pinot began to suffer on the Aspin, being distanced from the main bunch before attacks had even begun. AG2R’s Domenico Pozzovivo stuck a knife into the Frenchman for Pinot’s rival Romain Bardet with a dig off the front.

Navarro attacked and dropped Nibali and Impey, as Cummings crested the Col d’Aspin with a minute’s lead on the chasers. The peloton behind picked off the remainder of the day’s breakaway but not Van Avermaet, who stayed clear at the crest by two minutes.

The peloton were delayed by a collapse of the 1km to go inflatable, allowing Van Avermaet to finish with no panic, 3:05 behind the stage winner to keep his race lead.

1 Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data 3:51:58

2 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-BikeExchange 0:01:05

3 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits

4 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:02:14

5 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:03:04

6 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange 0:04:22

7 Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:04:29

8 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky

9 Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky

10 Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team

11 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team

12 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky

13 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff Team

14 Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team

15 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx – Quick-Step

16 Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx – Quick-Step

17 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale

18 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac

19 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team

20 Stef Clement (Ned) IAM Cycling

21 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo

22 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18

23 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo

24 Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre – Merida

25 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team

26 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha

27 Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek-Segafredo

28 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo – Vital Concept

29 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo

30 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale

31 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team

32 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky

33 Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky

34 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team

35 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ

36 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team

37 Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team

38 Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling

39 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) IAM Cycling

40 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Team Katusha

41 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin

42 Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Drapac

43 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale

44 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie

45 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team

46 George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo

47 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:04:47

48 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 0:05:18

49 Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 18 0:05:39

50 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin

51 Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 18 0:05:51

52 Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team

53 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Team Sky

54 Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team

55 Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale

56 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac 0:06:17

57 Brice Feillu (Fra) Fortuneo – Vital Concept 0:06:28

58 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie

59 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff Team

60 Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJ 0:07:15

61 Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre – Merida

62 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data

63 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ

64 Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx – Quick-Step

65 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin

66 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team

67 Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo – Vital Concept

68 Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale-Drapac

69 Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie 0:07:40

70 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:07:55

71 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits

72 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale

73 Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo

74 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Orica-BikeExchange 0:08:07

75 Matti Breschel (Den) Cannondale-Drapac 0:09:50

76 Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie

77 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo – Vital Concept

78 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling

79 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team

80 Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:10:23

81 Alberto Losada (Spa) Team Katusha 0:10:47

82 Angel Vicioso (Spa) Team Katusha

83 Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling 0:11:24

84 Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM Cycling 0:12:23

85 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Soudal

86 Jan Barta (Cze) Bora-Argon 18

87 Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre – Merida

88 Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre – Merida 0:13:55

89 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo

90 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre – Merida

91 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team

92 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Fortuneo – Vital Concept 0:14:00

93 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal

94 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team

95 Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff Team 0:14:11

96 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin

97 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits

98 Natnael Berhane (Eri) Dimension Data

99 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data

100 Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo

101 Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac

102 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team

103 Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie

104 Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie

105 Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team

106 Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo – Vital Concept

107 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team

108 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ

109 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ

110 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Lampre – Merida

111 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ

112 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac 0:16:06

113 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek-Segafredo

114 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre – Merida

115 Borut Bozic (Slo) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:18:15

116 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx – Quick-Step

117 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal

118 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling

119 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin

120 Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin

121 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 18

122 Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo

123 Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team

124 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha

125 Robert Wagner (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo

126 Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo

127 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team

128 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange

129 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange

130 Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo

131 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha

132 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team

133 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale-Drapac

134 Rui Costa (Por) Lampre – Merida

135 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data

136 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 18

137 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie

138 Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data

139 Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling

140 Vegard Breen (Nor) Fortuneo – Vital Concept

141 Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale

142 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale

143 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ

144 Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale

145 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale

146 Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team

147 Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Fortuneo – Vital Concept

148 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo

149 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-BikeExchange

150 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff Team

151 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Cannondale-Drapac

152 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Orica-BikeExchange

153 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange

154 Julien Vermote (Bel) Etixx – Quick-Step

155 Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky

156 Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin

157 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin

158 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx – Quick-Step

159 Yohann Gene (Fra) Direct Energie

160 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits

161 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ

162 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal

163 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky

164 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre – Merida

165 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Argon 18

166 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx – Quick-Step

167 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ 0:18:53

168 Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team 0:18:58

169 Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 0:18:59

170 Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie

171 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Soudal 0:19:12

172 Leigh Howard (Aus) IAM Cycling

173 Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:19:22

174 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data 0:21:05

174 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:21:41

176 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data 0:21:05

177 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal

178 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data

179 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal

180 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal

181 Petr Vakoc (Cze) Etixx – Quick-Step

182 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange

183 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team

184 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team

185 Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff Team

186 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Tinkoff Team

187 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Etixx – Quick-Step

188 Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18

189 Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha

190 Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky

191 Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo – Vital Concept

192 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal

193 Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 18

194 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Tinkoff Team

195 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo

196 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:24:46

197 Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits

General classification after Stage 7:

1 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 34:13:40

2 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange 0:06:35

3 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx – Quick-Step 0:06:36

4 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 0:06:38

5 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 0:06:39

6 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 0:06:42

7 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team

8 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin

9 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac

10 Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx – Quick-Step

11 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team

12 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team

13 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo

14 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale

15 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo

16 Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky

17 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Team Katusha 0:06:51

18 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff Team 0:06:53

19 Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre – Merida

20 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ

21 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 0:07:22

22 Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:07:33

23 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team 0:08:03

24 Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:08:27

25 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team 0:08:45

26 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky 0:09:26

27 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 0:09:39

28 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo – Vital Concept 0:10:09

29 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18

30 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo

31 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie 0:10:33

32 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data 0:10:41

33 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 0:10:58

34 Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:11:04

35 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:11:37

36 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:12:08

37 Stef Clement (Ned) IAM Cycling 0:12:16

38 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:13:16

39 Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 18 0:13:32

40 Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek-Segafredo 0:13:42

41 Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale 0:13:50

42 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) IAM Cycling 0:14:47

43 Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJ 0:15:14

44 Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:16:12

45 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-BikeExchange 0:17:24

46 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Team Sky 0:17:40

47 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:17:52

48 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:17:58

49 Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale-Drapac 0:18:23

50 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:18:46

51 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:19:08

52 Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:19:29

53 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff Team 0:19:40

54 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:19:47

55 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac 0:19:58

56 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:19:59

57 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team 0:20:12

58 Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo 0:20:26

59 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team 0:21:27

60 Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:22:06

61 Alberto Losada (Spa) Team Katusha 0:22:13

62 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 0:23:55

63 Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx – Quick-Step 0:24:34

64 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:25:16

65 Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team 0:27:04

66 Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie 0:27:16

67 Brice Feillu (Fra) Fortuneo – Vital Concept 0:28:00

68 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 18 0:28:43

69 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:28:56

70 Rui Costa (Por) Lampre – Merida 0:29:06

71 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie 0:29:19

72 Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team 0:29:41

73 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal

74 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:29:43

75 Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky 0:30:26

76 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:30:51

77 George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:31:10

78 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Fortuneo – Vital Concept 0:31:16

79 Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo – Vital Concept 0:31:31

80 Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre – Merida 0:32:22

81 Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Drapac 0:32:59

82 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ 0:33:17

83 Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre – Merida 0:33:30

84 Matti Breschel (Den) Cannondale-Drapac 0:34:58

85 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ 0:35:02

86 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin

87 Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo – Vital Concept 0:35:20

88 Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM Cycling 0:36:04

89 Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 18 0:36:16

90 Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre – Merida 0:36:25

91 Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:36:56

92 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 0:37:19

93 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 0:37:33

94 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo – Vital Concept 0:37:59

95 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:38:03

96 Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling 0:39:33

97 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:40:09

98 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ 0:40:15

99 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data 0:40:24

100 Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data 0:40:34

101 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange 0:40:35

102 Bryan Coquard (Fra) Direct Energie 0:40:44

103 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:41:12

104 Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team 0:41:24

105 Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 0:41:25

106 Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff Team 0:41:33

107 Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff Team 0:41:34

108 Jan Barta (Cze) Bora-Argon 18 0:41:38

109 Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) IAM Cycling 0:41:57

110 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data

111 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal 0:42:04

112 Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie 0:42:09

113 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:42:20

114 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre – Merida 0:42:29

115 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Orica-BikeExchange

116 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ 0:42:31

117 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek-Segafredo 0:42:33

118 Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 0:42:54

119 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:43:15

120 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange 0:43:21

121 Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo 0:43:27

122 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ

123 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Lampre – Merida 0:44:14

124 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange 0:44:26

125 Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:44:38

126 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Cannondale-Drapac

127 Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:44:42

128 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac

129 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Etixx – Quick-Step 0:44:44

130 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-BikeExchange 0:44:54

131 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:45:02

132 Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team 0:45:07

133 Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Fortuneo – Vital Concept 0:45:16

134 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky 0:46:13

135 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:46:16

136 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx – Quick-Step 0:47:00

137 Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie 0:47:20

138 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:47:22

139 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx – Quick-Step 0:47:50

140 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data 0:47:56

141 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha 0:48:37

142 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal 0:48:40

143 Winner Anacona (Col) Movistar Team 0:48:47

144 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:48:53

145 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange 0:48:55

146 Angel Vicioso (Spa) Team Katusha 0:48:56

147 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale-Drapac 0:48:59

148 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff Team 0:49:24

149 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha 0:49:27

150 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie 0:49:46

151 Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data 0:50:23

152 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:50:26

153 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Soudal 0:50:39

154 Vegard Breen (Nor) Fortuneo – Vital Concept 0:50:43

155 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:50:46

156 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx – Quick-Step 0:50:55

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