Dylan Groenewegen edged out his sprint rivals to win his first stage of this year’s Tour de France. The Team Jumbo-Visma rider claimed Stage Seven in a typically tight sprint finish, earning the victory ahead of Caleb Ewan, who was second, and Peter Sagan in third.
Dutchman Groenewegen, who won two stages of the Tour last year, was declared the winner only after the TV replays had been analysed as a dull 230km flat stage ended with an exciting finish. Australian Ewan, who rides for Lotto-Soudal, was second between Belfort to Chalon-sur-Sane, while BORA-hansgrohe’s Sagan picked up third just ahead of the rest of the pack.
Giulio Ciccone retains the yellow jersey after Friday’s stage, while defending champion Geraint Thomas came home safely in the peloton as the Briton stayed in fifth place overall. Saturday’s stage is a climbing 200km route from Macon to Saint-Etienne.