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Tour de France 2017: Marcel Kittel wins sprint finish with Mark Cavendish fourth

Marcel Kittel has now won 10 Tour de France stages
Tour de France: 1-23 July
Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. BBC Radio coverage on 5 live sports extra and/or website from 14:30 BST on every stage.

Germany’s Marcel Kittel won a sprint finish to take the second stage of the Tour de France as Britain’s Geraint Thomas retained the yellow jersey.

Defending champion Chris Froome crashed in the wet conditions, 30km from the finish, but resumed and finished the stage in 37th place.

Mark Cavendish, who is chasing Eddy Merckx’s record 34 stage wins, was fourth with Ben Swift in seventh.

Thomas, who was 35th, leads Swiss rider Stefan Kung by five seconds.

More to follow.

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