Stage seven of 2014 Tour de France is the second longest race of the entire route. Riders will begin at Epernay and travel east towards Nancy with the finish line sitting at a distance of 146mi (234.5 km) on Friday.
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Yet another German blitzed past all racers in stage six, but it wasn't the three-time winner of this year's Tour de France, Marcel Kittel, who finished first. His compatriot from team Lotto-Belisol, Andre Greipel, bagged the first place in the sprint on the rain and windy roads from Arras to Reims on Thursday.
The 31-year-old took 04:11:39s finishing ahead of Alexander Kristoff in second and Samuel Dumoulin in third.
Thursday's stage proved disastrous once again for Team Sky. Defending champion Chris Froomes had already pulled out and adding to their woes was Xabier Zandio, who also withdrew from the race after suffering a fall approximately at 114km mark.
Additionally, Tinkoff-Saxo's Jesus Hernandez too opted out before the mountains stage with concussion. Stage seven temporarily marks the last run in the flat stage before the start of the mountain runs.
There has been no change in the wearers of the coloured jerseys except for the white one. Michal Kwiatkowski will don the white jersey instead of Sagan as the leader of young rider classification. Vincenzo Nibali remains on top of the individual time classification charts and thus, retains the yellow jersey.
Sagan continues to wear Green Jersey as leader of points classification, while Cyril Lemoine too retains the Polka-Dot Jersey as the leader of mountains classification.
Stage 7 Winner
- Andrew Talansky: 18
- Jurgen Van Den Broeck: 30
- Tejay Van Garderen: 40
- Jakob Fuglsang: 40
- Rui Costa: 50
- Bauke Mollema: 50
- Michal Kwiatkowski: 66
- Peter Sagan:100