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Tour de France 2017: Kittel takes second stage victory after winning today’s race

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Quick-Step Floors’ rider, Marcel Kittel, also known as the king of sprints, took his second stage victory of the 2017 Tour after winning the sixth one a couple of hours ago in Troyes.


It seemed Kittel wasn’t about to win the stage until the last 80 meters when he undertake a powerful sprint to leave behind Frenchman Demare and Greipel who took the second and third place respectively.


Breaking the record


Today’s victory hit the 11th stage win on Tour de France for Kittel who needs only one more stage win in order to equal the biggest number of wins a German has ever received on the Tour, a record that is currently held by Erik Zabel.


“It’s a nice situation for me that I can say now that I’ve won 11 stages on the Tour, I’m very proud of that,” – said Kittel, 29.


He admitted he isn’t trying to push himself for more victories just because he wants to break the Erik Zabel’s record. He just wants to keep it coming and get the best for his team and himself.


Even though Kittel had dominated the 2013 and 2014 sprints of the Tour, after being able to win four stages in each year and then being absent in the following one leaving Mark Cavendish dominate the stage victories, with the today’s victory, Kittel proved once again he is the best in the business.



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