Marcel Kittel continues Tour de France 2017 sprint domination with fifth stage victory

The German put in another typically powerful performance to win stage 11 of the 2017 Tour de France

Marcel Kittel wins stage 11 of the Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step) won his fifth stage of the 2017 Tour de France on stage 11's run-in to Pau, beating Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data) to the line after a late surge.

Boasson Hagen was the first man to unleash his sprint in earnest with around 150m to go, with Kittel making his move in the middle of the road to the left of Boasson Hagen shortly after and once again looked like he was simply coasting to victory.

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Richard Windsor

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