A day on the Tour de France

Also there were Rigoberto Uran of Cannondale-Drapac, fourth this morning, and Yates, who moves sixth overall, just 1 second ahead of Martin and 2 minutes 2 seconds off the race lead. "I don't know what they're going to do about it", Matthews who is second in the race for the green points jersey, behind Kittel, said.

The crosswinds got rid of other top sprinters Andre Greipel and Alexander Kristoff, leaving little competition for Matthews at the finish.

Australian Matthews won his second stage of this year's Tour in a sprint finish ahead of Norway's Edvald Boasson Hagen and German John Degenkolb. I don't think it's very sportsmanlike.

Degenkolb gesticulated at Matthews as the pair crossed the line, appearing to indicate that he felt the Australian had pushed him dangerously close to the barriers. We'll see what the officials will do about it.

"From my perspective I didn't do anything wrong", he said.

Matthews collected points in the intermediate sprint and at the finish to narrow the gap with Kittel to 29, setting up a duel with the Quick-Step Floors rider in the final days of the race. I didn't change my line, I sprinted in a straight line.

Britt Assombalonga: Middlesbrough sign Nottingham Forest striker in club-record deal
Watford are also said to be interested in the DR Congo global as well but Boro are now the clear favourites to land him. The fee for Assombalonga outstrips the GBP 12.7m Boro paid for Brazilian striker Afonso Alves in 2008.

Aru will have a chance to fight for his first Tour win over three-time and defending champion Froome in two huge mountain stages Wednesday and Thursday although the penultimate stage, a time trial around Marseille Saturday, favours the Briton. "Kittel is the fastest guy on the flats, so I won't beat him on those, but I need to get points everywhere else, like the hilly stages and uphill sprints".

"Everyone knew that the last 20km would be in the wind with crosswinds", said Froome.

Frenchman Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) was nearly caught out but was paced back to the lead group by teammate Oliver Naesen, while Fabio Aru (Astana) had to bridge a small gap by himself.

Martin slipped to seventh, 2:03 behind race leader Chris Froome, who retained the yellow jersey after his Team Sky's brutal acceleration 14km from the line caused the decisive split in the peloton.

The Italian remains second at 18sec with Bardet third at 23sec.

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