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.

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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