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Cycling: Greipel wins Tour de France sixth stage

Published on Jul 10, 2014 11:26 PM
Germany's Andre Greipel celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the end of the 194km sixth stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 10, 2014 between Arras and Reims, northern France. -- PHOTO: AFP

REIMS, France (AFP, REUTERS) - Andre Greipel returned to form in style by sprinting to victory in Thursday's sixth stage of cycling's Tour de France.

The German continued his country's impressive Tour form by winning the 194km stage from Arras to Reims in 4hr 11min 39sec.

Compatriot Marcel Kittel had won three of the first four stages. Norway's Alexander Kristoff was second with Samuel Dumoulin of France third.

Italian Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall leader's yellow jersey.