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Germany's Greipel takes third stage win

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By Euronews
Germany's Greipel takes third stage win

<p>Germany’s André Greipel has won Stage 15 of the Tour de France from Mende to Valence in a sprint finish, his third stage victory in this year’s event. </p> <p>Fellow countryman John Degenkolb of the Giant Alpecin team came in second followed by Norway’s Alexander Kristoff of Katusha in third. Peter Sagan from the Tinkoff-Saxo team finished in fourth. </p> <p>The 183km route saw both rain and temperatures rise into the mid thirties, making for difficult conditions for the riders.</p> <p>An early breakaway group of nine riders was caught just under 40km from the finish </p> <p>British rider Chris Froome of Team Sky finished 23rd and retains his yellow jersey, 3 minutes 10 seconds ahead of his nearest rival, Colombia’s Nairo Quintana of the Movistar team who moved ahead of Tejay van Garderen.</p> <p>Monday’s (July 20) Stage 16 is a 201km route from Bourg de Péage to Gap. Tuesday (July 21) is a rest day ahead of four days in the Alps.</p>