NUITS-SAINT-GEORGES, France (AP) — One other day, one other victory for Marcel Kittel within the Tour de France.

Solely this time, the German practically made his transfer too late and edged Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway solely in a photograph end to win his third stage — and second in two days — within the race on Friday.

Provisional outcomes awarded Kittel the victory however the picture of the end left room for questions.

Three-time champion Chris Froome will put on the yellow jersey into the mountains this weekend.

It was Kittel’s 12th profession win within the Tour, tying him with Erik Zabel for the German file.

Kittel clocked barely greater than 5 hours over the largely flat 213.5-kilometer (132-mile) leg from Troyes in champagne nation to Nuits-Saint-Georges within the coronary heart of the Burgundy winemaking area.

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