Andre Greipel sprints to Tour de France stage victory in Reims

Tour de France stage six: Arras- Reims. Greipel claims stage win after bunch splits in crosswinds

Andre Greipel wins Stage 6 of the 2014 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Andre Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) came out of the shadows to claim the sixth stage of the Tour de France in Reims today.

The German champion, who until now had under-performed in the sprints, overcame a late lone attack from Omega Pharma-Quickstep’s Michal Kwiatkowski to finish ahead of Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) and Samuel Dumoulin (Ag2r-La Mondiale).

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