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Tour de France: Britain's Cummings seals seventh stage victory

Britain’s Stephen Cummings has taken the seventh stage of the Tour de France.

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Tour de France: Britain's Cummings seals seventh stage victory

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Britain’s Stephen Cummings has taken the seventh stage of the Tour de France.

He won by more than a minute, after putting in a stunning solo performance on the final climb of the 162 and a half kilometre trek – the first in the Pyrenees.

Cummings broke away from three other riders – including Dani Navarro – with 25 kilometres to go.

He finished the stage in 3 hours, 51 minutes and 58 seconds.

Belgium’s Greg van Avermaet came in fifth, extending his overall lead to more than six minutes.

Cummings goes away with his confidence fully inflated, unlike a marker at the one kilometre to go point which collapsed.