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Watch: Tour de France 2017 Stage 10 video highlights

Sam Challis
11 Jul 2017

Highlights of the flat stage into Bergerac won by Marcel Kittel

Summary - Stage 10 - Tour de France 2017 by tourdefrance_en

Stage 10 of the 2017 Tour de France was as routine as flat Grand Tour stages get: a day-long break was reeled in inside the last 10km when the pace was lifted by the teams looking to pilot their sprinter to the win.

Yoann Offredo (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) and Fortuneo-Oscaro's Elie Gesbert broke away from kilometre 0, quickly building a 5-minute lead.

Their advantage was inevitably chipped away by Lotto Soudal, Quick-Step Floors and Katusha-Alpecin for most of the 178km stage and the race was brought back together with 7km to go.

Lotto Soudal kept the pace so high at the front of the peloton that no further attacks were launched but it was all for nought: their sprinter Andre Greipel didn't even make the top 10.

Despite not having the benefit of an organised leadout, German powerhouse Marcel Kittel read the sprint brilliantly, placing himself ideally through the last couple of technical left-hand bends to come round his rivals early and easily take the win - he had enough of an advantage to coast the last ten metres, arms aloft to claim his fourth win at this year's Tour de France.

John Degenkolb of Trek-Segafredo was Kittel's closest challenger, so he will hope to go one better and beat the German on Stage 11, which is another flat route running down from Eymet to Pau near France's west coast.