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Andre Greipel takes sixth stage of Tour de France
Andre Greipel takes sixth stage of Tour de France

Sprint specialist Andre Greipel won a drizzly sixth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday, as crashes again thinned the pack of support riders for rivals hoping to strip Vincenzo Nibali of the yellow jersey. The German champion collected his sixth career Tour stage victory in Champagne country and the celebrated capital of many French kings by outpacing Norway's Alexander Kristoff in second and France's Samuel Dumoulin in third. At the end of the 194-kilometer (120-mile) ride from Arras to Reims, Greipel burst out of the pack with less than 300 meters left, and clenched his fists, shouting, at the finish. His job was made a bit easier because Marcel Kittel, a fellow German...

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