Marcel Kittel wins the Stage 7 of the Tour de France 2017 - his third victory at this year’s race, and 12th career TDF stage victory. The Quick Step team worked together well to bring Kittel to the front of the peloton and provided a good lead out train into the sprint. It was so incredibly close between him and Edvald Boasson Hagen at the line; however, it is fantastic and Kittel was able to get the victory, and with it, regain the green sprinter’s jersey.
Mathew Hayman (Orica-GreenEdge) caused a huge upset at Paris-Roubaix by beating Tom Boonen (Etixx-QuickStep) in a sprint finish. Hayman looked stunned, and almost unbelieving, by his victory, bursting into tears once he realised what he had achieved. Ian Stannard (Team Sky) tried to come around from the back of the group but didn’t quite have the legs and finished third. “I can’t believe it. I broke my arm five weeks ago and I missed all the racing, I raced in Spain last week,” said Hayman. “This is my favourite race. It is the race I dreamed of winning.”
Brief Results 1 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 5:51:53 2 Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step 3 Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky 4 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 5 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data 0:00:03 6 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling 0:01:00 7 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal 8 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling 9 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:07 10 Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie 0:02:20