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Cycling: Greipel takes Eneco stage as Boom earns lead

German Andre Greipel easily won a sprint finish to the fourth stage of the Eneco Tour of the Low Countries on Thursday as reigning champion Lars Boom moved into the leader's jersey. Greipel proved a class above the competition in the run-in at the end of the 169km run from Essen to Vlijmen, finishing well clear of Italian Giacomo Nizzolo in second with Boom third. That was enough to move the Dutchman ahead of France's Arnaud Demare in the overall standings due to bonus time on offer at the finish.

Cycling: Cavendish hangs on in race for green

Mark Cavendish lives to fight another day in the race for the green jersey after escaping without punishment despite being at the centre of controversy when Dutch rider Tom Veelers was sent crashing to the ground at the end of stage 10 of the Tour de France. Video footage appeared to show the Isle of Man star catching Veelers when the duo's arms came together on a bend 150 metres from the finish to the stage in the Brittany port town of Saint-Malo, sending the Argos team rider crashing to the ground.

Cycling-Slagter wins Tour Down Under, Greipel pedals to milestone

Jan 27 (Reuters) - Dutch cyclist Tom-Jelte Slagter won the overall title at the Tour Down Under on Sunday for his first major victory as Germant sprint ace Andre Greipel claimed the final stage in Adelaide for his 100th career win. Slagter entered the final stage with a 13-second cushion over Spaniard Javier Moreno and all he needed was to stay out of trouble. The Dutch 23-year-old rookie did exactly that over the 90 kilometre city circuit to finish 17 seconds ahead of Moreno.
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