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Cycling: Kittel wins Tour de France first stage

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Germany's Marcel Kittel of the Argos-Shimano team won the opening stage of the Tour de France on Saturday, a 213-kilometre ride from Porto-Vecchio to Bastia in Corsica.

Kittel stole in front of Norwegian rider Alexander Kristoff right on the line to win a Tour stage for the first time in his career, while Danny Van Poppel of the Vacansoleil team came in third.

Kittel will be the first rider to wear the yellow jersey in the 100th Tour, which continues on Sunday with a 156 km second stage across Corsica from Bastia to Ajaccio.

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