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Marcel Kittel wins fourth stage of Tour de France
Marcel Kittel wins fourth stage of Tour de France

LILLE, France --- Marcel Kittel won the fourth stage of the Tour de France — his third of the race — in a sprint as the tour returned home from England on Tuesday. Crashes ensnared some big names, but Vincenzo Nibali of Italy retained the yellow jersey. Unlike his wins in Stages 1 and 3, when he made victory look easy, Kittel eked out victory by a half-wheel length at the end of the 163.5-kilometer (101-mile) ride from Le Touquet-Paris Plage to Lille Metropole along the Belgian border. Kittel didn't celebrate this time but panted and, instead, it was runner-up Alexander Kristoff of Norway who swatted the air in frustration after being pipped at the line by the...

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