Marcel Kittel takes the sixth stage of Tour de France; Froome retains yellow

Marcel Kittel won stage six of the Tour de France in Troyes as Chris Froome stayed safe in the yellow jersey.

Quick-Step Floors' Kittel beat Frenchman Arnaud Demare (FDJ) and fellow German Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) in a sprint finish at the end of the 216-kilometre stage from Vesoul.

Team Sky's Froome had a relatively stress-free first day in the yellow jersey, with the only threat that came his way being a runaway parasol midway through the stage.

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