Wout van Aert sprints to first Tour de France victory on hectic stage 10

Thibaut Pinot lost over a minute after being caught out by crosswinds

Wout van Aert wins stage 10 of the Tour de France 2019 (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) took his first Tour de France victory from a reduced sprint after the peloton was decimated by cross-winds that cost a number of GC contenders valuable time.

The Belgian took over sprint responsibilities after team-mate Dylan Groenewegen was caught in a group behind, beating Elia Viviani (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) on the line with Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) third.

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