Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Kittel Posts Another Win in Tour De France

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Kittel Posts Another Win in Tour De France

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NUITS-SAINT-GEORGES, France * Another day, another victory for Marcel Kittel in the Tour de France.

Only this time, the German made his move nearly too late and edged Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway only in a photo finish to win his third stage and second in two days in the race on Friday.

Provisional results awarded Kittel the victory, but the photo of the finish left room for questions.

Kittel seemed sure he won, holding up three fingers to celebrate his three stage wins.

"It was super, super close," Kittel said. "When there's a photo finish, you have your doubts. I was lucky."

Three-time champion Chris Froome will wear the yellow jersey into the mountains this weekend.

"Nothing really big happened today," Froome said. "The GC (general classification) riders are thinking of the mountains coming this weekend. …

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